Nottingham Forest goalkeeper Brice Samba is close to leaving the club, according to reports from France.

Outlet La Voix Du Nord today writes that the player’s transfer to RC Lens is now ‘becoming clearer’ as he gets close to a deal with the Ligue 1 side.

It’s recalled that Samba did not want to extend a contract with Nottingham Forest, and is now ‘waiting to be released’ by the Reds to make the move to France.

La Voix Du Nord claims the English club, who’ve just been promoted to the Premier League, ‘did not want to part ways’ with Samba before they had a replacement for him.

However, with many reports saying they’re signing Dean Henderson from Manchester United, the Congolese player is ready to move.

Samba’s wish of joining Lens has to do with the fact that he’ll team up with his former goalkeeper coach, Herve Sekli, who worked with him at Le Havre.

Still, it isn’t known if he’ll be the number one for the position at the club.

The 28-year-old had been Nottingham Forest’s starter during their promotion campaign, and, as everything indicates, won’t have a chance to play for the club in the Premier League.