Manager confirms Nottingham Forest bid for Matthew Knox, face Premier League competition

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Nottingham Forest have bid for Matthew Knox - but Swansea City and Queens Park Rangers are also interested.

Livingston manager David Hopkin has told Edinburgh News that Nottingham Forest have made a bid for 16-year-old Matthew Knox.

Teenager Knox has come up through the ranks with Livingston, and has been earning rave reviews as one of Scotland's hottest young prospects.

The Daily Mail reported last week that Manchester United have offered the striker a week-long trial, and also noted that he has spent time with Premier League rivals Everton, Liverpool and Tottenham.

Interest in Knox's signature is building, and now it seems that Nottingham Forest are keen to stun those big Premier League clubs by signing Knox ahead of them.

Manager Dougie Freedman should be well aware of the hottest young prospects in his native Scotland, and it seems that Knox has caught his eye.

Livingston boss David Hopkin, who named Knox on the bench against Rangers recently, says that Forest have made a bid for Knox, and he has spoken to manager Freedman about the deal.

However, Hopkin also told Edinburgh News that another Premier League club are interested, with Swansea City pursuing the striker, whilst Queens Park Rangers are also noted as an interested party.

"We’ve had a couple of bids for him," said Livingston boss Hopkin. "The board are looking at Forest’s offer at this moment in time but I think he can go higher. I know Dougie [Freedman] well and I’ve told him what Matthew’s got to offer, but we need to make sure it’s right for everyone."

"Swansea and QPR have also shown their interest. If he doesn’t go anywhere then we’ll be delighted to have him," he added.

With a fierce race for Knox's signature, the Scottish teenager should have plenty of offers to choose from - and Forest will be hoping that he chooses the City Ground over the Premier League.

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