Forest striker Britt Assombalonga was inexplicably left out of their matchday squad to face Brighton on Friday, leading to questions about whether the club may be about to cash in on one of their most prized assets.
The former Peterborough striker is Forest's record signing, joining the Reds for £5 million back in 2014, surpassing previous record holder Pierre van Hooijdonk.
Assombalonga recently returned to the Forest first-team fold following an extensive lay-off with a serious knee injury, one that has kept him out for over a year.
Assombalonga has been back among the goals for Forest
But since his return he has looked as though he had never been away, already finding the net this season with a brace against Burton Albion last weekend.
And with rumours suggesting that Norwich manager Alex Neil is thought to be keen on the forward among others - the Daily Mail claiming last month that Forest turned down a £7 million offer from the Canaries - Reds fans have reacted nervously to the news of their star forward's unexplained absence from the matchday squad.
Fans will be hoping it is just to rest their key man, rather than the more worrying prospect of selling a player who is held in such high regard...
Abit dodgy that no assombalonga in the side.. If he leaves for Norwich I'm done with this club. #nffc— Rhysee (@RhyseHardyyy) August 12, 2016
What kind of ambition does it show if we sell Burke and assombalonga— Joe Cullen (@JPC193) August 12, 2016
No Assombalonga in Forest's team tonight— will (@Wchandler19) August 12, 2016
Where is assombalonga, not even on the bench...better not be being sold— Michael (@MikeSamuels8) August 12, 2016
Assombalonga??? Anyone??— Shane wood (@Woody_Shane) August 12, 2016
Surely not heading out of nffc.
Not for sale they said? Injury perhaps! Or 7million!
You got to question manager I'm afraid Assombalonga if not playing should be at least sub to come on he's main bloody man ffs. #NFFC— G.M (@NFFCMANN) August 12, 2016
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