Nottingham Forest make bid for ex-Arsenal and Manchester United transfer target

The midlands side have got lofty transfer targets this summer

Nottingham Forest have tabled a bid for PSV Eindhoven star Ibrahim Sangare as they look to bolster their midfield options this summer, with the Ivorian having previously been linked with a whole host of top clubs.

Following their Premier League survival, the midlands outfit have yet to sign a senior player this summer but have made central midfield their priority, according to reports, while they are also thought to be close to sealing a £30m deal to make Dean Henderson’s loan from Manchester United permanent.

Now, they have turned their attentions to Sangare, who has previously been on the radar of top clubs around Europe and continues to excel for PSV, having made 45 appearances last season and finding the net on 8 occasions.

According to the Athletic, Steve Cooper’s side have held a ‘long-standing interest’ in the Ivorian, and though he is an ‘ambitious target’ for the club they have nonetheless submitted an offer.

Sangare is under contract until 2023, but is thought to be available should the right offer come in, with PSV regularly willing to cash in on their stars for the right price.

In the case of the 25-year-old, it is believed that he will be free to leave for around £35m, though it is unclear what Forest’s first offer will consist of.

It is added that ‘aware that there might be competition, the club have formulated a list of alternative targets’ should they miss out on Sangare, but the Ivorian is believed to be their top target to play at the base of midfield despite the arrival of Danilo in January, with the Brazilian having proved a revelation during his short stint at the City Ground so far.

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