Report: Nottingham Forest make £950,000 Vellios bid, Iraklis likely to accept

Apostolos Vellios - Everton on the bench

The former Everton striker could be City Ground bound.

Apostolos Vellios - Everton on the benchVellios first played in England with Everton

Nottingham Forest have made a £950,000 bid for Iraklis striker Apostolos Vellios, according to the Nottingham Post, which cites Greek reports.

And it is claimed the offer will likely be accepted by the Super League side, despite reported interest from Olympiacos, AEK Athens and Mainz 05.

Vellios, who spent three years on Everton's books, scored 13 goals in 32 appearances for Iraklis last season, but only has a year to run on his contract.

Apostolos Vellios celebrates scoring Everton's first goalVellios celebrates after scoring for the Toffees

Forest head into the summer a little light in attack, with last season's loan pair Nelson Oliveira and Chris O'Grady returning to Benfica and Brighton & Hove Albion respectively.

The Championship side recently had their transfer embargo lifted, but remain without a manager three months on from the sacking of Dougie Freedman.

A proposed takeover by Olympiacos chairman Evangelos Marinakis is also still to be resolved, although Forest's Vellios pursuit, if true, suggests possible Greek involvement.

Picture Supplied by Action ImagesMarinakis has been linked with a takeover at Forest

Vellios, 24, began his career with Iraklis and had spells in Blackpool, Belgium and Denmark before returning to his homeland last summer.

Nottingham Forest manager Dougie FreedmanFreedman was sacked in March

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