Express Sport’s Ryan Taylor has the latest from the City Ground…
Liverpool defender Neco Williams, valued at £15million by the Reds, has emerged as Nottingham Forest’s top right wing-back target as they eye a replacement for Djed Spence. Fulham are also keen on the Welshman following his impressive loan spell at Craven Cottage but Marco Silva’s side are also exploring a deal for Wolfsburg’s Kevin Mbabu.
To date, there has been no follow-up from Forest following their enquiry for Arsenal’s Ainsley Maitland-Niles. Manchester City’s Issa Kabore is another possibility and his agent Revien Kanhai has been discussing his client’s options with the Premier League champions this week during face-to-face discussions.
Forest still want to sign centre-back Moussa Niakhate but Mainz are frustrated with the Premier League new boys’ opening, low-ball offer which has soured relations.
Tottenham’s Joe Rodon is another name of interest to Steve Cooper, who coached him during his time at Swansea City.