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.
Foot Mercato reported yesterday that Habibou had flown to the UK for talks with Forest representatives over finalising a loan move to the club this week.
The report claimed that Habibou was all set to join Turkish side Gaziantepspor but had a change of heart and wanted a Nottingham Forest switch instead.
But Forest boss Dougie Freedman has denied all knowledge of this, as reported by BBC Nottingham Sport. He claims there is no truth in the story, which was believed to be the case prior to the reports in France yesterday.
Of course the Scot has said similar before, when Liam Trotter first arrived at the club, but it seems that this deal is genuinely not on the horizon.