Nottingham Forest have suffered a blow in their pursuit of Lazio’s Felipe Anderson, according to a report.

The winger’s deal expires at the end of this season Forest, Fiorentina and Santos were all in the picture to sign him. On the other hand, the Serie A side have been trying to extend his contract.

Nottingham Forest have to give up on the possibility bringing the former West Ham United man back to the Premier League.

That’s because today’s Il Messaggero, relayed by La Lazio Siamo Noi, explains that after ‘rejecting’ approaches from Steve Cooper’s side, Fiorentina and Santos, he will extend his contract at Lazio.

In fact, the report says the Brazilian is set to sign a new deal until 2028, worth €3.5m per season. It adds this has been confirmed by the Italian club’s sporting director, Angelo Mariano Fabiani.

After refusing to entertain Nottingham Forest and others, the attacker is ready to commit his long-term future to the Biancocelesti. The website says only the official announcement is missing regarding Anderson’s renewal.

The South American has managed a goal and five assists from 16 matches this season.