Mancienne rejects Olympiacos approach

Michael Mancienne - Nottingham Forest

HITC Sport understands Nottingham Forest defender rejects foreign interest.

Michael Mancienne - Nottingham Forest

Nottingham Forest star Michael Mancienne has turned down an approach from Olympiacos to move to the Greek giants, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

As revealed by HITC Sport last week Greek champions Olympiacos had made an enquiry for the former England under-21 international as they look to bolster their defensive options.

Olympiacos are looking to freshen up their squad before the close of the transfer window after crashing out of the Champions League in the qualifying rounds to Israeli side Hapoel Beer Sheva and had hoped to bring in versatile performer Mancienne to bolster their options.

Michael Mancienne

However, Mancienne, who is entering the final year of his contract at Forest, has rejected the approach at Olympiacos as he is not interested in a move to Greece.

Mancienne, who missed Forest's opening day of the season win over Burton Albion at the weekend, has established himself as a key player at Forest since his arrival at the City Ground in 2014.

Huddersfield Town's James Vaughan (L) in action with Nottingham Forest's Michael Mancienne

Forest manager Philippe Montanier is reluctant to lose any of his players as he looks to build a squad capable of challenging for promotion this season

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