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Luke Pawley

Nottingham Forest make 'bold' transfer move for £25m Europa League player

Nottingham Forest have made a "bold bid" for Bayer Leverkusen defender Jonathan Tah.

A new centre-back is top of head coach Steve Cooper's wishlist before the January transfer window closes at 11pm on Tuesday, according to reports. The likes of Montpellier's Maxime Esteve and Atletico Madrid's Felipe have been linked, but Tah could be the Reds' man.

The 26-year-old is an ever-present for Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen, playing 281 games since joining from Hamburg in 2015. He also has 16 caps for the German national team and was named in the 2019-20 Europa League squad of the season.

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According to journalist Alan Nixon, Forest are making an "ambitious move" for Tah, who has been linked to most of Europe's top clubs earlier in his career. The centre-half is under contract at Leverkusen until the summer of 2025.

It's said that Leverkusen will want around "around £25 million" for their star defender. If they are open to selling, that could attract interest from a number of clubs across Europe.

Forest are also on the verge of signing Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Keylor Navas on loan, it is said, while Lewis O'Brien looks set to join West Brom on loan until the end of the season.

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