The second potential player that could join Nottingham Forest from Chelsea is Kenedy.
It would be an ambitious signing for Forest, as Kenedy has been heavily involved in Chelsea’s matchday squads under both Mourinho and Hiddink since joining Chelsea.
He made his Chelsea debut as a second-half substitute in a Premier League match against Crystal Palace in August 2015, but has failed to cement any role in the side.
Kenedy would be a real coup for Forest as the versatile Brazillian can play on either flank and also play in the number ten role and would link up well with Jamie Ward, Ryan Mendes and Nelson Oliviera if Forest set up in the 4-2-3-1 formation.
He would provide creativity and flair to get the fans on the edge of their seat as well supplying some much-needed pace and power, to drive the team up the field from their defensive set up.
Although he’s been involved in Chelsea’s matchday squads, he hasn’t had much playing time and a drop down to the Championship would give him a real feel of the physicality and competitive nature of English football.
Freedman would need to persuade Kenedy that Forest would play with more of an attacking impetus than recent weeks, and that could be the decisive factor on if Forest can snag such an exciting young talent.