The takeover of Nottingham Forest by a consortium led by American businessman John Jay Moores is edging closer with reports suggesting the deal could be done by Tuesday

This in turn means that the future will be much clearer for the Reds.

Whether or not under pressure boss Philippe Montanier will keep his┬ájob remains to be seen with the American consortium reportedly eyeing up such names as in-demand former Birmingham boss Gary Rowett to take over the manager’s job.

Whoever is in charge of the club faces a tough challenge with the Reds sitting in 20th place in the league table, only two points from the relegation places.

The January transfer window offers the perfect opportunity for a manager to make some changes and bring in some fresh faces to help push the East Midlands club up the league table.

One area the Reds may be keen to improve is their midfield with Henri Lansbury set to depart the club and a number of other key midfielders, such as Chris Cohen, struggling with injury.

So here are two midfielders Nottingham Forest must attempt to seal a deal for this month…