13:30; BBC Radio Nottingham journalist Robin Chipperfield is reporting that Nottingham Forest have agreed a loan fee with Bournemouth for defender Tyrone Mings.

12:45; According to the Daily Mail, Bournemouth are looking for a £1m loan fee for 25-year-old ,Nottingham Forest transfer target, Tyrone Mings leading to stalling between Bournemouth and potential buyers.

12:30; A Greek journalist has reported that Nottingham Forest are in advanced talks to sign Pele from AS Monaco before the transfer deadline tomorrow.

ICYMI; Notts County completed the signing of midfielder Mitch Rose last night. The 24-year-old was released by Grimsby earlier in the week. He can also play in defence too.

Manager Neil Ardley said: “Mitch can play in central midfield and be a bit of a destroyer if you need him to be.

“He can also play at right-back – he’s a good one-v-one defender who can get up and down, he can give us lots of flexibility,” he said.

Good morning and welcome to day three of the live transfer blog. We’ll bring you updates as we get them from Nottingham Forest, Notts County and Mansfield Town, on the back of their 1-1 draw at Forest Green last night.

15:30; The Mirror are also claiming that Nottingham Forest are looking at bringing in Erik Pieters to bolster their defensive ranks as the time ticks down on the transfer window. The Dutchman is out of contract in the summer so could get him on the cheap.

11:45; The Football Insider are reporting that Fulham have been approached by Nottingham Forest over the services of midfielder Kevin McDonald. It has been rumoured that the Cottagers will allow the 30-year-old to leave, with a ‘number’ of Championship clubs interested.

11:40; The Mirror are reporting that Nottingham Forest have been linked with Stoke City’s James McClean, in a deal that would see a straight swap with Ben Osborn going the other way.

The 24-year-old Osborn has made 24 league appearances so far this campaign with one goal to his name in the win over Leeds on New Year’s Day.

Primarily being used as a left midfielder, it seems it would be a positional straight swap if the deal was to happen.

Good morning, and welcome to day two of the live transfer blog. We’ll bring you live updates from all the transfer gossip from Nottingham Forest, Notts County and Mansfield Town.

16:36; Oldham have confirmed that Nottingham Forest defender Alex Iacovitti has joined them on loan for the rest of the season.

15:56; Nottingham Forest u23 prospect Anel Ahmedhodzic has himself confirmed the switch to Swedish outfit Malmo FF. He tweeted via his account @Anelswe: ‘Very happy to have signed for the best club in Sweden. Now let’s win titles #MFF’.

15:53; Manchester City legend Yaya Toure has been linked with a shock move to Nottingham Forest. Last month his contract was terminated by Olympiakos, the club owned by Forest chief Evangelos Marinakis. Celtic remain bookmakers’ favourites to sign the brother of Kolo Toure, who also had a spell with the Scottish champions at the twilight of his career. Nottingham Forest are second favourites, priced at 4/1 with Sky Bet.

Yaya Toure has had a glittering career, and his honours include two La Liga titles and the Champions League at Barcelona as well as three Premier Leagues, two League Cups and one FA Cup with Manchester City. Toure also won the Africa Cup of Nations with Ivory Coast and was also named African Footballer of the Year four times in a row between 2011-14.

15:09; Mansfield are monitoring Fleetwood defender Gethin Jones, though there is normal formal at this stage. Australian-born Jones came through the youth ranks at Everton and joined Fleetwood in January 2018, but has only featured eight times in all competitions this season for the Cod Army.

14:53; Nottingham Forest are weighing up a move for West Ham United starlet Reece Oxford. According to various reports he could be picked up for as little as £8million, which would represent something of a bargain in today’s market for a young, British player with top-flight experience.

The 20-year-old is primarily seen as a centre-back who can also play in midfield, which would solve the current central defensive injury crisis. Michael Dawson is out for six weeks, Michael Hefele is expected to miss the whole season with an Achilles injury and Tobias Figueiredo is also on the treatment table. Glasgow Rangers have told Forest that they cannot recall Joe Worrall from his season-long-loan spell at Ibrox, and Danny Fox’s imminent departure to Wigan leaves the Reds with very few options at centre-back.

Oxford impressed on his Premier League debut as a 16-year-old against Arsenal but is yet to fully break into the Hammers’ side. He was loaned out to Borussia Monchengladbach last campaign where he made seven league appearances. Arsenal’s interest at the start of the window has cooled, but Forest face stiff competition for Oxford’s signature from Eintracht Frankfurt, who currently sit fourth in the Bundesliga.

13:23; Experienced defender Danny Fox is expected to finalise a move from Nottingham Forest to strugglers Wigan Athletic, who were dispatched 3-1 by the Reds on Saturday. Fox was left out of the matchday squad for that game, and with his contract up at the end of the season, a deal worth a reported £200,000 is expected to go through shortly.


13:00; What’s happened so far in the January transfer window?


Yohan Benalouane became the first Nottingham Forest signing under new manager Martin O’Neill, when he moved across the East Midlands from Leicester City. The Tunisian defender struggled for regular football at the King Power Stadium, though he did play in both legs of Leicester’s Champions League quarter-final tie against Atletico Madrid. Benalouane signed an 18-month deal after an undisclosed fee was agreed between the two clubs.

Meanwhile, Olympiakos acquired Portuguese winger Gil Dias, after his loan deal from Monaco was cut short by new manager Martin O’Neill. Big things were expected of the 22-year-old, but he struggled to make his mark on the Championship and made 10 league starts for the Reds.



The Football League’s basement club have so far signed three players this window. Goalkeeper Ryan Schofield and defender Ben Barclay have joined on loan from Premier League clubs Brighton & Hove Albion and Huddersfield Town respectively. Barclay, 22, replaced fellow Brighton loanee Ben Hall, who returned to his parent club following an injury.

Jim O’Brien also joined, on a permanent deal after his contract expired at Bradford City. The Magpies will look to his experience as they aim to avoid relegation, with the midfielder so far amassing 382 career appearances for the likes of Celtic, Motherwell and Barnsley.



Mansfield have bolstered their squad impressively so far with three big-name loan signings. Jordan Smith, who played 32 Championship games in goal for Nottingham Forest last season, dropped two divisions to sign on loan for The Stags. Jorge Grant followed his team-mate to Stag Meadow from the City Ground, having scored four times in 22 games for Luton Town in the first half of this campaign. Striker Nicky Ajose also arrived with vast Championship and League One experience, and joined until the end of the season from Charlton Athletic.