Nottingham Forest’s hopes of making a move for RC Strasbourg striker Nuno da Costa have come to an abrupt end after an injury problem to the 28-year-old.
Forest boss Sabri Lamouchi is keen to land a new striker in the January window as he plans to build a team worthy of winning the play-offs and gaining promotion to the Premier League.
Lewis Grabban has been in fine form this term, but the former Aston Villa man has little back up and even less after Spaniard Rafa Mir returned to Wolverhampton Wanderers from his loan spell and move to La Liga side Huesca.
A number of targets have since emerged for Lamouchi, but a latest report claims that the former midfielder made a failed attempt to sign Da Costa over the winter period.
Da Costa scored eight goals for French side Strasbourg last term, but he has only managed one goal this term, having played in 14 games.
A report in French media outlet Dernieres Nouvelles D’Alsace claims that Forest were knocked back in their interest after being told the striker was nursing an injury.
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Forest desperately need a striker, even more so now that Mir has left the club, but it seems Lamouchi’s hopes of bringing in a goalscorer are not moving in the direction he would have hoped at the minute.
A number of options are on the Frenchman’s wanted list, but it remains to be seen if any of those players have had bids from Forest submitted.
Lewis Grabban has been in superb form this season, but asking him to go a full season on his own – is surely too much?