Report: Nottingham Forest hope to sign Hull City's Allan McGregor for free

Mark Warburton manager of Nottingham Forest looks on during the pre season friendly match between Nottingham Forest and Burnley at the City Ground on July 29, 2017 in Nottingham, England.

The veteran has begun the campaign as Hull City's number one, which could scupper Nottingham Forest's immediate chances.

Nottingham Forest are interested in signing Allan McGregor - if the Hull City goalkeeper can leave for free, The Sun on Sunday reports (August 6, page 64).

Forest boss Mark Warburton is said to be seeking an experienced number one, after being left with young pair Jordan Smith and Dimitar Evtimov while Stephen Henderson recovers from injury.

Allan McGregor of Hull City gives the thumbs up during the Sky Bet Championship match between Hull City and Huddersfield Town  at KC Stadium on August 8, 2015 in Hull, England.Allan McGregor of Hull City

McGregor fell out of favour at Hull last season, of which he spent the second half on loan to Cardiff City.

But the 35-year-old started the Tigers' opening day draw against Aston Villa, with rival David Marshall potentially sidelined until September.

Nevertheless, he could lose his place again when Marshall returns, and with his contract up next summer anyway, Nottingham Forest are seemingly hoping Hull will waive any transfer fee for the Scotland international.

Hull have already offloaded Eldin Jakupovic to Leicester City, but have another goalkeeper on their books in Will Mannion.

Barrie McKay of Nottingham Forest beats Matt Tootle of Notts County during a pre-season friendly match between Notts County and Nottingham Forest at Meadow Lane on July 19, 2017 in...Barrie McKay of Nottingham Forest (left)

Warburton was previously linked with a move for Rangers number one Mark Foderingham (Scottish Sun), having already brought Ibrox winger Barrie McKay to Forest this summer.

Can Nottingham Forest persuade Hull City to free McGregor?

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