Nottingham Forest are close to signing Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar, according to Sky in Italy.
Aouar, who has made more than 200 appearances for Lyon, has less than 12 months left on his current contract with the Ligue 1 side.
The 24-year-old reportedly saw a move to Real Betis fall apart recently and has already been linked with a move to several Premier League sides, including Arsenal.
Forest have already signed more than a dozen players this summer, with former Crystal Palace midfielder Cheikhou Kouyate being the most recent acquisition, arriving at the City Ground on a two-year contract.
Kouyate, Forest’s 14th signing this summer, was a free agent after leaving Palace at the end of the 2021/22 season when his contract at Selhurst Park expired.
Earlier on Saturday, Forest completed the signing of the Nigerian striker Emmanuel Dennis of Watford.
The 24-year-old scored 10 goals for the Hornets in the Premier League last season but couldn’t help but keep them going.
Dennis featured in Watford’s opening two Sky Bet Championship games but did not feature in the squad for Friday night’s win over Burnley as he finalized a move to the City Ground.
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