Nottingham Forest’s offer for Murillo has been accepted by Corinthians, according to reports from Brazil.

Journalist Jorge Nicola says the Reds will be paying €13m up front, plus €3.5m in bonuses, for the centre-back.

It’s claimed that only ‘bureaucratic issues’ are left for Murillo to be confirmed as Nottingham Forest’s newest signing.

The defender is expected to get released by Corinthians in the ‘coming hours’ to fly to England for the medicals and sign the contract.

Nicola claims that Serie A sides Fiorentina and Torino had also shown interest in signing Murillo.

The problem is that they offered less money than Nottingham Forest, and with the player having the preference for a move to the Premier League, the Reds ended up winning the race.

Corinthians’ initial intention was to sell the player for €20m, but that’s considered ‘impossible’ for a player of his position. Still, it’s claimed he now breaks the record as the most expensive centre-back to ever be sold by a Brazilian club.

Nottingham Forest had been in a strong pursuit for a new defender this summer, and seem to finally have found their man.