Report: Nottingham Forest want to sign loan players Lee Tomlin and Costel Pantilimon

Nottingham Forest's manager Aitor Karanka looks on during the Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Hull City and Nottingham Forest at KCOM Stadium on January 27, 2018 in Hull,...

Tomlin and Pantilimon are on loan to Nottingham Forest from Cardiff City and Watford respectively.

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.

Nottingham Forest want to sign loan stars Lee Tomlin and Costel Pantilimon from Cardiff City and Watford respectively, according to the Daily Mirror [March 22nd, page 62].

The pair are among 10 players brought to the City Ground since Aitor Karanka's appointment as manager in January, and have impressed since then.

Cardiff player  Lee Tomlin in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Cardiff City and Norwich City at Cardiff City Stadium on December 1, 2017 in Cardiff, Wales.

Playmaker Tomlin has scored three goals and made another two in eight Forest appearances, while Pantilimon has immediately established himself as Reds number one, keeping four clean sheets from a possible nine.

Forest's chances good?

However, it is unlikely that their parent clubs will stand in the way of permanent transfers, with Cardiff on course for promotion to the Premier League and Watford having already agreed a deal to sign Swedish goalkeeper Pontus Dahlberg from the summer.

Watford's Romanian goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon stands in goal after being substituted on for the team's injured Brazilian goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes (unseen) during the English Premier...

As well as the Cardiff and Watford pair, Jack Colback (Newcastle United), Kieran Dowell (Everton) and Tobias Figueiredo (Sporting CP) have also been loaned to Nottingham Forest this season.

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