Nottingham Forest are in talks with free-agent Facundo Ferreyra about a move to the City Ground.

That’s according to journalist César Luis Merlo, who says talks are underway but not yet close to being finalised.

Chris Hughton’s side are in need of offensive reinforcements despite the transfer window having closed, with just Lyle Taylor and Lewis Grabban the recognised centre forwards in the squad.

Neither of those have found the net this season; indeed, Nottingham Forest’s top goalscorer is Joao Carvalho with two goals, with four other players finding the back of the net once.

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Clearly, additional forward options are needed, and according to Merlo, talks are underway with Ferreyra, who is a free agent after leaving Celta Vigo in July.

Talks are underway, and both the player and Nottingham Forest are ‘keen on the opportunity’, but the deal is not yet close to being finalised.

He does, however, say that Ferreyra has the transfer in his possession, which we’re reading as the move is in his hands.

That would suggest he can make it happen if he wants to, which should make negotiations between him and the Championship club much easier.

Of course, things are never really that easy, as we know, but Ferrerya is likely to be a name to keep an eye on in the coming days.