Freshly promoted back to the Premier League, Nottingham Forest are already scouring the market to try and bolster their squad ahead of a tough season.

They have had success with players from the French league in the past, with Brice Samba a perfect example of this, which is why it isn’t surprising to see them try again, this time for the striker role.

Relying a lot on Brennan Johnson for goals and assists last year (16 and nine respectively in the league), there will be a desire from Nottingham Forest to also take some responsibility off 34-year-old Lewis Grabban’s shoulders.

That’s why a move for Paris Saint-Germain’s Arnaud Kalimuendo was made, with an approach being reported by Foot Mercato.

The 20-year-old spent his second season on loan at RC Lens in the recently finish season, during which he scored 12 goals in 34 league games, and that clearly caught the eye of Nottingham Forest.

Foot Mercato state the newly promoted side have ‘substantial means’ for the transfer window, and they are prepared to use them.

However, Kalimuendo ‘isn’t keen at the idea of playing to the newly promoted Premier League side’, and therefore ‘kindly rejected the approach’.

We’re guessing this was just an enquiry to find out his interest, but it’s clear Nottingham Forest might have to look elsewhere to find their next goalscorer.