Chris Hughton may look to strengthen his squad before the transfer window closes on Friday evening, as his tenure of Nottingham Forest prepares to get underway.
The 61-year-old took over from Sabri Lamouchi last week and will be looking to hit the ground running in charge of the Reds, and pick up as many points as soon as possible.
One player who Forest are reportedly trying to bring to the club before the end of the transfer window is Anthony Knockaert – a player who has thrived under Hughton before.
What do we know so far?
According to Football Insider, Fulham have turned down an approach from Forest to take Knockaert on loan for the rest of the season.
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Knockaert joined Fulham initially on loan from Brighton last summer, with an obligation to buy the winger for around £10.5million if they won promotion.
They, of course, did end up winning promotion from the Championship, with Knockaert joining the Cottagers on a permanent basis at the end of last season.
Is it likely to happen?
It’s clear to see why Forest and Hughton want to bring Knockaert to the City Ground.
Knockaert has won promotion from the Championship three times before, with Leicester City in 2013/14, Brighton and Hove Albion in 2016/17 and Fulham last season.
Knockaert played an influential role in helping Hughton’s Brighton win promotion in 2017, scoring 15 goals and registering nine assists which saw him win the Championship Player of the Season award.
The winger has been unable to replicate that kind of form since joining Fulham, and this season, he is yet to feature in the Premier League for Scott Parker’s side.
Instead, he’s been left on the bench three times, and failed to make the squad in their recent defeat to Wolves.
Knockaert doesn’t seem to be a part of Parker’s plans at Craven Cottage, but having only just splashed out an eight-figure fee on the 28-year-old, I can’t particularly see him leaving before the end of the window.