Report: Nottingham Forest considering big money signing in Bruno Varela

Nottingham Forest are said to be interested in snapping up the Benfica stopper this summer.

Benfica's goalkeeper Bruno Varela gestures at the end of the Portuguese league footbal match between SL Benfica and FC Porto at the Luz stadium in Lisbon on April 15, 2018.

According to a report in Record in Portugal, Nottingham Forest are interested in signing Bruno Varela, in what could be another mega-money signing from the Reds this summer.

Record claim that Benfica are looking to receive around £13 million for the goalkeeper, who is set to complete a move to England in the coming week.

Varela has interest from both Newcastle United and Watford, but Forest are the latest club to have reportedly shown interest in taking the youngster.

Goalkeeper Varela Bruno #1 of Portugal looks on against Germany during the second half of the Men's Football Quarterfinal match on Day 8 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Mane Garrincha...

Varela made 29 appearances for Benfica last term, and he appears to have a big future ahead of him.

Forest have also been linked with Costel Pantilimon this summer, with a new goalkeeper seemingly on Aitor Karanka’s radar.

Pantilimon would be a considerably cheaper signing than Varela, but Forest do appear to have money to spend.

Benfica's goalkeeper Julio Cesar from Brasil (L), Benfica's goalkeeper Bruno Varela from Portugal (C) and Benfica's goalkeeper Paulo Lopes from Portugal (R) with Portuguese Super Cup...

The Reds have already done business with Benfica this summer, with Joao Carvalho and Diogo Goncalves both arriving in recent weeks.

If Forest could bring in Varela it would be another signal of their ambition, as Karanka’s side look to push for promotion.

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