Report claims Apostolos Vellios is keen on England return

Apostolos Vellios - Everton on the bench

Nottingham Forest are reportedly interested in signing Apostolos Vellios from Iraklis in the summer transfer window.

Apostolos Vellios - Everton on the bench

Apostolos Vellios wants to return to England but he had hoped to feature in the Premier League, according to The Nottingham Post.

It has been reported by the British newspaper that Nottingham Forest hope to edge closer to signing the former Everton striker.

According to the report, a fee has been agreed between Forest and Vellios’s club Iraklis regarding the transfer of the striker.

According to The Nottingham Post, the most significant remaining hurdle in the completion of the move is whether the 24-year-old wants to join the Championship outfit.

Apostolos Vellios celebrates scoring Everton's first goal

“Vellios is said to be keen on a return to England, having enjoyed a three year spell with Everton,” adds the report in The Nottingham Post.

“But the 6ft 4in front man had hoped to secure a move back to the top flight, having scored 13 goals for the Greek Super League club last season.”

Vellios’s current contract with Greek club Iraklis is until June 2017, according to

Everton's Apostolos Vellios (L) and Blackpool's Craig Cathcart

The striker, who has played three times for the Greece national team, scored 13 goals for Iraklis during the 2015-16 campaign.

The 24-year-old started his professional club football career at Iraklis and was on the books of Everton from 2011 until 2014.

The Greece international striker failed to make an impact for the Merseyside outfit during his spell at Goodison Park.

Forest, who failed to finish in the top 10 of the Championship last season, are without a manager at the moment.

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