Report: Nottingham Forest still want Jack Colback

Jack Colback in action  during the Sky Bet Championship match between Newcastle United and Nottingham Forest at St James' Park on December 30, 2016 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

Nottingham Forest managed to sign Jack Colback on loan for the second half of last season.

Jack Colback in action  during the Sky Bet Championship match between Newcastle United and Nottingham Forest at St James' Park on December 30, 2016 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

According to the Nottingham Post, Nottingham Forest are still interested in signing Jack Colback from Newcastle United.

Colback spent the back end of last campaign on loan at Forest, and he did enough to impress Aitor Karanka.

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Forest and Newcastle have been unable to agree a permanent deal for the midfielder throughout the summer so far, but there is still hope on the Reds’ behalf that a transfer could be done.

Forest player Jack Colback holds off the challenge of Craig Bryson of Cardiff during the Sky Bet Championship match between Cardiff City and Nottingham Forest at Cardiff City Stadium on...

Colback appears to have no first-team future at Newcastle, with Rafael Benitez looking at other options, so they are unlikely to stand in the former Sunderland man’s way, if Forest do make a bid.

Colback is no longer said to be Forest’s only midfield target though, with Karanka making contingency plans, in case a transfer proves to be too complicated.

Jack Colback of Nottingham Forest and Tom Lawrence of Derby County in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Nottingham Forest and Derby County at City Ground on March 11,...

Forest are reportedly still looking to add another four players this summer, despite being busy over the transfer window so far.

Karanka has been handed a significant budget at the City Ground, with Forest expected to be a threat next term.

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