Nottingham Forest are closing in on the signing of Greek striker Apostolos Vellios who is currently playing for Greek side Iraklis, according to Sky Sports.
Vellios failed to break through at Everton mainly making showings in cup matches but has scored three Premier League goals for the club.
After an unsuccessful loan spell at Blackpool he was released and joined Belgian side Lierse but failed to find his feet there, scoring just the one goal there before being sold to FC Vestjaelland in Denmark where he also struggled.
But he has found his form again in his native Greece scoring 11 goals this season for Iraklis and was awarded with is first Greek cap in 2016.
The fee has been agreed at £950,000 and the Greek connections at the club were boosted by former Olympiakos man Evangelos Marinakis purchasing a share in the club.
Vellios is keen on the deal and a return to English football and Forest need some depth in the striker department until Assombalonga is fully recovered.
Forest are still looking for a manager since Dougie Freedman was sacked and Gianfranco Zola is the front-runner and all will be determined in the coming days.
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