Nottingham Forest reject bid to sign Steve Cooper for £75,000-a-week despite him saying he wants the move to happen

Nottingham Forest reject bid to sign Steve Cooper for £75,000-a-week despite him saying he wants the move to happen

Nottingham Forest have rejected an offer from an overseas club but are open to a sale.

Under pressure from the Premier League’s Profit and Sustainability Rules, the Garibaldi have actually done a good job when it comes to sales this summer, receiving £30m and £27m from Lyon for Orel Mangala and Moussa Niakhate respectively.

Nottingham Forest also made £3.4m from the sale of Remo Freuler to Bologna, as the Italian side were forced to buy the Swiss international following the end of his loan spell.

Now, Nottingham Forest could have some more money coming their way from the City Ground…

Nottingham Forest in talks to sell Jonjo Shelvey

A story from Rizeninsesi in Turkey now claims that Nottingham Forest are in talks to sell Jonjo Shelvey to Çaykur Rizespor.

There was widespread confusion over the England international recently when he revealed to The Karadeniz Gazete that he hoped Nottingham Forest and Çaykur Rizespor could agree a permanent deal – despite the Guardian discovering that the Reds actually terminated the midfielder’s contract rather than loan him to the Turkish side.

Shelvey said: “My heart is in favour of staying here but it is not my choice. The two clubs need to come to an agreement. There is no reason why there cannot be an agreement. Hopefully some good news will come in the next few days.”

Now, there has been an update.

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Rizeninsesi believes Çaykur Rizespor have asked Nottingham Forest if they can sign Shelvey on loan again, although those at the City Ground have responded by saying they want a permanent sale.

The Super Lig side then offered €4 million (£3.4 million) in a bid to sign the 32-year-old on a permanent basis, but Nottingham Forest counter-offered asking for €6 million (£5 million).

This is, of course, not a huge gap, so we hope the two clubs reach an agreement soon.

The sale must happen

If Çaykur Rizespor stick to their £3.4m offer and don’t come up with a better proposal, Nottingham Forest would be wise to back down and accept it.

Shelvey is currently earning £75,000-a-week at the City Ground, which Spotrac believes puts him just £5,000 behind Nottingham Forest’s top earners Callum Hudson-Odoi and Morgan Gibbs-White.

The attacking duo are each on £80,000-a-week.

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Therefore, Nottingham Forest need to clear Shelvey’s wages as soon as possible – it’s a huge amount to pay for a fringe player who is unlikely to feature under Nuno Espirito Santo next season.

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Keep an eye on this situation as negotiations between Nottingham Forest and Çaykur Rizespor continue.

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