As revealed by HITC Sport earlier this month, Forest had lined up a loan move for Trotter as they looked to bolster their midfield options.
However, the proposed move has dragged on for the last week and Nottingham Forest boss Dougie Freedman claimed after Tuesday's draw with Burnley the move to sign Trotter on loan had fallen through due to a "technical issue".
Speaking to BBC Nottingham Sport after the game last night the Forest manager Dougie Freedman confirmed as much - stating: "Nothing's happening it looks like that is dead that deal. A technical issue once again.
"Very similar to Ben Hamer we unfortunately cannot get a deal over the line so it is dead. Not happening."
Despite Freedman's claims, HTC Sport understands that the move for Trotter is back on and Forest hope to seal the deal in the next 24 hours.
Freedman knows all about Trotter having signed the player during his time in charge of Bolton, with the 27-year-old arriving initially on loan from Millwall in January 2014 before the move was made permanent at the end of that season.