NOTTINGHAM FOREST is ready to try its luck with a low offer for Burnley’s England goalkeeper Nick Pope.
The Premier League new-boys want the impressive goalkeeper who is desperate to stay in the top flight following the Clarets’ relegation.
The 30-year-old Pope is valued at £40million and is also valued by promoted Fulham, but neither outfit plans to match that number for their target.
Sources close to Pope believe they can push through a deal for closer to £10m but that is laughed at at Turf Moor.
But a compromise number could be reached in the coming weeks.
Burnley will sell at the right price and potential boss Vincent Kompany would ask old club Manchester City for Arijanet Muric, 23.
The Kosovo international, who was on loan at Forest in 2019-20, was on loan in Turkey last season and Kompany rates him highly.
Forest, meanwhile, must await a decision from Manchester United on promotion hero James Garner.
The Reds want Garner for a third time, either on loan or as a full-time buy after their return to the Premier League – with the midfielder excelling in their run.
However, he returns to United and will definitely be in Erik ten Hag’s squad when training and pre-season games begin.
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Forest is still optimistic they’ll be leading the queue for Garner.
But that will mean waiting for an answer and possibly starting the season without him.
Boss Steve Cooper will have to put moves on hold for alternatives until that point, but Forest may be willing to take that risk.
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/football/premier-league/5491653/nottingham-forest-nick-pope-burnley-bid/ Nottingham Forest want England goalkeeper Nick Pop after promotion to the Premier League but relegated Burnley want £40m