The Bosnian set-piece specialist has just left Beijing Renhe on a free transfer.
The player in question is Bosnian international Sejad Salihovic.
The 32-year-old was playing for Beijing Renhe in the Chinese League One, the second tier, along with former Premier League striker Nikica Jelavic.
The capital based club brought in Swedish winger Guillermo Molins in the summer meaning they had to sell a foreign player. Between fellow Bosnian Zvjezdan Misimovic and Jelavic they decided to let Salihovic go.
He is undoubtedly a player Nottingham Forest could benefit from having.
Sejad Salihovic at Hoffenheim
The central midfielder was a star in the Bundesliga before his shock move to Beijing in 2015. He played 249 times for former club Hoffenheim, scoring 67 goals and helping them climb the football ladder into the German top-flight.
A free-kick specialist with excellent technical proficiency he would be a masterful central-midfield option in the Championship.
Sejad Salihovic scores free-kick
He would also allow Henri Lansbury to continue in a more attacking role and provide cover for the injury-prone David Vaughan and Chris Cohen at the City Ground,
Bundesliga teams will already be hunting his signature so Forest would need to move quick to sign the player, who would be eligible to play for the club from the 1st January.