Report: Habib Habibou puts brakes on Turkish switch to hold talks with Nottingham Forest

Rennes Stade-Vilaine

The Rennes striker looked set for Gaziantepspor.

This week it has been reported that Nottingham Forest were interested in bringing Habib Habibou back to English football.

The striker spent time on loan at Leeds United in 2013 and went on to score plenty of goals in Belgium for both Zulte Waregem and K.A.A Gent.

He joined Rennes in 2014 but has struggled to fulfill his potential in France. Now the Central African Republic striker is believed to be on his way out of the club with Forest one of the teams keen on a loan deal for the player, as reported by L'Equipe.

It now appears that this deal might actually have legs - according to another report in France today.

Foot Mercato reports that Habibou has flown into London in order to have talks with Forest representatives over finalising a loan move to the club this week.

The report claims that Habibou was all set to join Turkish side Gaziantepspor but has had a change of heart and now wants to consider the apparent interest from Nottingham Forest for his services.

Forest remain under a transfer embargo but can sign players on loan as long as it conforms to a specific wage budget.

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