EXCLUSIVE: Forest boss targets three former Boro charges

Date published: Monday 25th June 2018 6:50 - Rob McCarthy

Nottingham Forest boss Aitor Karanka is looking to land three of his former players this summer, we can exclusively reveal.

Karanka has approached his ex-club Middlesbrough about striker Patrick Bamford and midfielder Adam Clayton – but Boro boss Tony Pulis is happy to keep both players.

Forest have already seen an £8million offer for Bamford rejected with Boro wanting nearly double that, whilst a deal for Clayton is looking far from being agreed – given the Teessiders’ reluctance to sell at this stage.

Karanka also wants forward Cristhian Stuani, a player he brought to England with Boro.

Stuani left Boro last summer following Karanka’s departure and signed for Girona – where he finished as one of the top-scorers in La Liga, scoring more than Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann.

Forest have already made enquiries with Girona, but they want a sizeable fee for Stuani – who is currently at the World Cup finals with Uruguay.


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