Cardiff City boss comments on Federico Macheda's future amid reports of Nottingham Forest loan deal

Russel Slade admits that the Italian could be on his way out of the club on loan.

Cardiff City manager Russel Slade has confirmed that Italian striker Federico Macheda could be on his way out of the club on loan this month - but refused to name Nottingham Forest as the team interested in the player.

Last night saw Nottingham Forest being linked with a move for the former Manchester United youngster. Tutto Mercato Web in Italy claimed a deal looked imminent as Forest looked to bolster their attacking options with the signature of the player.

Slade is quoted by Wales Online as admitting Macheda could leave - but did not mention Forest as the interested party:

"There is a bit of talk, clubs have showed interest.

"There’s a decision to be made. He’s had a terrible time with injuries. There may be a possibility, we shall see.

"Whether he goes and gets a few games we’ll see. If he goes we’ll have 24-hour call back. He has another year on his contract."

Macheda has struggled for regular first-team football in Wales this season - failing to start a single Championship game.

Forest meanwhile need striking reinforcements with Britt Assombalonga and Matty Fryatt long-term absentees and Nelson Oliveira battling a persistent groin problem.

Macheda joined Cardiff from United in 2014 after he impressed on a loan spell with Birmingham City. Mancheda is a cult hero at Manchester United, after scoring the winning goal against Aston Villa in 2009.

Forest will hope to get their hands on the 24-year-old and that he can find his best form at the City Ground.

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