Report: Nottingham Forest and Sunderland both want Oxford United sensation Kemar Roofe

Oxford United Kassam Stadium

Oxford United star Kemar Roofe is reportedly attracting major interest.

According to The Sun, Sunderland and Nottingham Forest are in a battle to sign Oxford United star Kemar Roofe during this summer's transfer window.

Roofe, 23, came up through the ranks with West Bromwich Albion, but after loan spells with Vikingur Reykjavik, Northampton Town, Cheltenham Town, Colchester United and Oxford, the forward moved to the Kassam Stadium on a permanent basis last summer.

With 25 goals in all competitions this season, Roofe has been vital for Michael Appleton's side, and has the club pushing for promotion from League Two.

However, Oxford could end up losing Roofe this summer, as interest in his signature is building ahead of the transfer window re-opening at the end of the season.

The Sun report that Nottingham Forest and Sunderland are both interested in signing Roofe this summer, as the two teams have allegedly been making checks on the player.

Roofe, who can play out wide or up front, has proven his ability this season, and with Sunderland possibly facing relegation to the Championship, manager Sam Allardyce may look to bring Roofe to the Stadium of Light as a new source of goals.

Meanwhile, Forest need an impact player in the final third after recent struggles, and whilst the club's transfer embargo remains in place, they will be hoping to have that lifted this summer, enabling a possible move for Roofe.

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