Report: Millionaire ship-owner keen to add Nottingham Forest to his portfolio of major clubs

Current owner Fawaz Al-Hasawi has already said he'll walk away if the criticism of his regime continues.

Nottingham Forest could have new a owner in the near future, according to a the Sun.

Kuwaiti businessman Fawaz Al-Hasawi has come under fire following the sacking of Dougie Freedman earlier this month, with discontent already growing amid the club's ongoing transfer embargo and diminishing league position.

Al-Hasawi told BBC East Midlands Today that he would reluctantly walk away from Forest if the criticism continues and one man is ready to take them off his hands, the tabloid claims.

The prospective buyer has been named as Greek shipping magnate Evangelos Marinakis - the current owner of Superleague champions Olympiakos. 

The report claims the 48-year-old, who successfully appealed a match-fixing charge last year, already has a house in London and wants to add a major club to his portfolio.

Al-Hasawi has gone through six managers during his four years at the City Ground, in which time the club has finished eighth, 11th and 14th in the Championship.

The Tricky Trees are currently 15th in the standings, having won just one of their last eight matches.

The club remain on the lookout for a new permanent manager.

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