Report: Nottingham Forest want Burnley's Dean Marney on a free transfer this summer

General View of the the Brian Clough stand before the Sky Bet Championship match between Nottingham Forest and Middlesbrough at City Ground on August 19, 2017 in Nottingham, England.

The Burnley midfielder could be off to Nottingham Forest.

Dean Marney of Burnley signs autographs as he arrives at the stadium prior to the Premier League match between Burnley and Liverpool at Turf Moor on January 1, 2018 in Burnley, England.

Nottingham Forest are 'eyeing a summer swoop' for Burnley midfielder Dean Marney 'on a Bosman' free transfer, according to the Daily Mirror [March 14th, page 51].

Marney, 34, has not played a single game for Burnley this season, having been ruled out with a ruptured cruciate ligament.

However, the former England Under-21 international is now fit again, and appeared on the bench in each of the Clarets' last three Premier League matches.

Age Concern...

Nottingham Forest could see their central midfield options depleted this summer, with Jack Colback's loan deal due to expire and Chris Cohen and David Vaughan both out of contract.

Craig Forsyth of Derby County and Ben Watson of Nottingham Forest in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Nottingham Forest and Derby County at City Ground on March 11,...

Although whether Marney, at his age, would be the most appropriate replacement is up for debate, especially with Ben Watson and Adlene Guedioura also the wrong side of 30.

Marney, who began his career at Tottenham Hotspur, has three Championship promotions on his CV - one with Hull and two as a Burnley player.

Would Marney be a good signing for Nottingham Forest?

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