A fresh update on the future of Nottingham Forest goalkeeper Brice Samba has been forthcoming in the media on Sunday.
And the news, unfortunately for those hopeful of the 28-year-old staying put, points towards Samba inching ever closer to a summer departure from the City Ground.
Recent weeks have of course seen it widely reported that Samba is eyeing a fresh challenge ahead of next season, just months on from playing a starring role in Forest's return to the Premier League via the Championship playoffs.
The Reds' hierarchy, though, have remained hopeful of convincing their no.1 to stay put, courtesy of a new contract featuring vastly improved terms.
But, as alluded to above, this weekend, such efforts appear to have reached an altogether disappointing conclusion.
As per a report from the Daily Mail, Forest have seen the club's latest contract proposal, which saw them offer to double Samba's current financial terms, rejected by the imposing shot-stopper.
This comes owing to both the club's ongoing pursuit of Manchester United no.2 Dean Henderson, and Samba's desire to secure a return to Ligue 1 with RC Lens.
Prior to making the move to the City Ground in 2019, the Congolese international had spent his entire senior career in France, lining out for the likes of Le Havre, Marseille and Caen.
Forest, for their part, 'feel they can do no more' to convince Samba to stay put, with a divorce between the two parties, in turn, looking imminent.
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