Transfer Rumours Galore (14-07-2014)

After last week's transfer rumour roundup and feeling like it was a bit quiet, the rumour mill has truly exploded into life this weekend. With both a lot of ins and outs discussed, we roundup what is being posted on Facebook, Twitter, Forums and the Rumour websites.


Mikele Leigertwood
The former Reading man is on trial at the club, and was supposed to play against Ilkeston at the weekend. However, the Forest injury curse struck and he was forced to withdraw in the warm up. At 31 he would add some experience to the squad. He is an Antiguan international like Dexter Blackstock. He has been a consistent performer in this division for 10 years or so now, and would feasibly come in as a backup role, or part of some midfield rotation. He would probably be a direct Moussi replacement.

Harry Maguire
The Blades defender has been attracting a lot of Championship clubs interest over the last year. Seeing as they turned down Wolves offers believe to be £1.5mill, then this would be expensive move for yet another central defender, unless of course we did sell Lascelles and used the cash from that deal to replace him with Maguire. That’s the only way I can see this happening, or we'd have four first choice centre halves.

Roger Riera
A Barcelona youth player, and at 19 years old, he is rumoured to be a Forest target. He has played for all the various Youth squads for the Catalan giants, but doesn't look like he'd making the step up the B squad. And that’s about as much as anyone knows. The rumours appeared this morning, and have gathered momentum. We wait to see anything of this. I'd guess he'd be put into the U-21 developmental squad rather than a first teamer at first, but some of the stuff I've read rates him very highly.
Amadou Haidara
French defender who played on trial in the game with Ilkeston. He has been released by Nantes, who although formerly a big club in France like Forest has been languishing in the second tier for far too long. There's not a lot else out there about him, but if he succeeds on trial he should be a very inexpensive option as cover.


Jamie Mackie
Linked with Wigan this Morning, they are looking at taking on the energetic forward we signed just last year from QPR. £2mill is the fee being mentioned. Seeing as Mackie divides opinion, it'd be an interesting one to see if it happened. There are suggestions Pearce wants to retain the Scotland international, but on the other hand, if rumours about his wages are to be believed, the club might seek to equal up some of the wage disparity that apparently divided the dressing room previously.

Henri Lansbury
also linked with Wigan, though again the rumoured fee they offered was £2mill. This would rewrite the definition of derisory. Not happening. At all.

Dimitar Evtimov
Trialled at Mansfield over the weekend, as they look to take him perhaps on a season loan. Forest are keen to get him experience similar to that which helped Darlow blossom so well at Newport, and this could be perfect. He featured as Stags beat County 3-1.

Jamaal Lascelles
Almost bored of writing about potential moves for Lascelles and Darlow. £8mill to Spurs is still doing the rounds.

Karl Darlow
Again, linked with Arsenal, though Arsenal are currently linked with about 6 keepers so think its probably lazy journalism.