The former Villa striker believes club captain Gabriel Agbonlahor and defenders Micah Richards and Joleon Lescott must be amongst the first exits.
The Forest boss previously worked at Brentford.
Dimitri Payet has played 30 times for West Ham United so far this season.
Sunderland scouts have been watching the Austrian international team recently.
The Whites' striker has been handed the punishment for an incident involving Fulham's Fernando Amorebieta in February.
The La Liga club recently parted company with boss Gary Neville, but Quique Sanchez Flores has ruled out a return to his former club.
The Tottenham Hotspur attacker has been side-lined for much of the campaign.
Liverpool could be desperate to get Balotelli off their books in the summer.
The Sunderland midfielder will not play again this season.
It is thought that sacked Swansea City manager Garry Monk would have no qualms over taking on the huge task at Villa Park.
Waiting for a miracle ?
Danny Ings made his return for Liverpool against Leicester in the Carabao Cup.
Rangers striker Joe Dodoo scored on his debut for League One Charlton Athletic - but we've heard that before.
Tottenham Hotspur managed to beat Barnsley 1-0 in Carabao Cup action last night.
Simone Zaza could not buy a goal last season. Last night he scored three in eight minutes.
Tottenham Hotspur have won against Barnsley at the Wembley Stadium in London in the EFL Cup this evening.
Sheffield Wednesday were linked with a move for the former Brentford defender before his move to Birmingham City, but signed Joost van Aken instead.
Leeds United goalkeeper Andy Lonergan helped Thomas Christiansen's side overcome Burnley in the Carabao Cup last night.
Fernando Llorente disappointed on his first start for Tottenham.
West Ham United are set to take on Tottenham Hotspur at the weekend.
Deutsche Bank’s Michael Schoell, a senior trader of distressed debt, has left to join hedge-fund firm King Street Capital Management, people familiar with the move said.
State Street agreed to buy General Electric’s asset management unit for as much as $485m in cash to expand alternative investments such as private equity and real estate.
Standard Chartered is closing its office in Geneva, the global center of the commodity-trading industry, in Chief Executive Officer Bill Winters’s latest move to slash the lender’s exposure to the oil, gas and agricultural industries.