HITC Sport understands Brighton are poised to sign the Sporting defender.
Ezequiel Schelotto is reportedly for sale at Sporting Lisbon and Sunderland, Middlesbrough and Brighton want to bring him to England.
The Championship side were said keen on the former Inter Milan man.
The free agent could be set for a speedy return to football.
The Italian international is currently a free agent.
The free agent, who has one cap for the Italian international side, was released by Inter Milan recently.
The Italian international could still join Forest imminently.
The Argentine-born winger could arrive on loan or a free transfer.
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