Sheffield United have rejected a loan offer from Nottingham Forest for defender Max Lowe, sources have exclusively told Football League World.
The Reds currently have a shortage of options at left-back having bid farewell to Yuri Ribeiro at the end of last season, as well as allowing Tyler Blackett and Nicholas Ioannou to depart for pastures new this summer.
Gaetan Bong, who was previously informed that he was free to find a new club, has featured twice already this season, whilst Arsenal loanee Jordi Osei-Tutu is expected to be out for several weeks due to a hamstring injury.
Forest are understood to have identified Max Lowe as a left-back target, with Reading and Swansea also having been recently linked with the 24-year-old.
But Football League World have been told that Sheffield United have turned down Forest’s loan offer for the defender, and it is not yet known if they will reignite their interest in the player.
Lowe joined the Blades from Derby County last summer in a £15million double deal including Jayden Bogle.
The left-back featured only eight times in the Premier League last season, but is yet to feature under new boss Slavisa Jokanovic after they were relegated to the Championship.