Nottingham Forest have won the race to sign Arsenal striker Chuba Akpom on loan, according to the Daily Star.
Akpom has experience playing in the Football League after playing for both Brentford and Coventry City in 2014.
Norwich City were also interested in Akpom but the Daily Star claims Forest have won the race to sign the striker on loan.
Speaking to the Nottingham Post on Sunday, Forest boss Dougie Freedman said: ”We are always hopeful. We are in there competing with everyone, but so are many other teams.”
Freedman also thought it would be hard for the City Ground club to sign him with them being under a transfer embargo he said: ”It is going to be very, very hard. Norwich and other sides who are not under an embargo can come in and offer more money”.
The emergency loan window in the Football League closes on Thursday and Forest are without three strikers – Britt Assombalonga, Matty Fryatt and Dexter Blackstock – who are all injured, so with three strikers injured, Freedman was always going to be looking to get a striker in on loan.
Akpom watched Forest and Norwich City play against each other on Saturday, a game which Norwich won 3-1.
The highly-rated Arsenal striker has been a frequent figure in the England national side’s youth setup, having played for the England under-16 side, all the way up to the under-20 side.
Akpom will certainly add a new dimension to Freedman’s attacking options.