REPORT: Nottingham Forest in Eight-Way Battle Over Lyle Taylor

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Sabri Lamouchi targets former Charlton Athletic striker Lyle Taylor in order to improve his squad.

Nottingham Forest in Eight-Way Battle Over Lyle Taylor

Forward Left Over Contract Disputes

Nottingham Forest will face strong competition to sign former Charlton striker Lyle Taylor.

The talented forward is a free agent after failing to sign a contract extension with Lee Bowyer’s side.

And Sabri Lamouchi is reportedly keen to take advantage of the disputes by signing him for his Reds.

Lewis Grabban has provided a considerable majority of the Reds’ goals this season – the forward netted his 20th goal of the season against Preston North End on Saturday (July 11).

According to NottinghamshireLive, the Reds have opened discussions with Taylor‘s representatives over a deal.

The report adds that Forest’s interest does not rely on promotion to the Premier League.

Taylor, 30, had scored 11 goals in the Championship prior to departing the Valley.

Celtic reportedly lead the way for the former Wimbledon man; Rangers, West Bromwich Albion and Swansea City are also clubs tipped to sign the striker.

Taylor: What Would Happen If I Had an Injury Now That Threatened the Rest of My Career

The 30-year-old will likely take his time over his decision given his lucrativeness and availability on a free transfer.

Discussing his decision not to play for the Addicks, Taylor told Sky Sports (via NottsLive): “I’m gutted at the way it’s finishing, but I don’t expect people to care. I know that once the damage is done it’s irreparable and I don’t really expect any sympathy.

“We are the first ones able to go back so that’s difficult for footballers and football clubs. My reasons and concerns stem from my knee injury – it plays on the mind.

“It makes me think what would happen if I had an injury now that threatened the rest of my career. I’ll be honest with you, it scared the life out of me.

“That’s my honest reasoning. I know it won’t sit well with people but it’s been a very hard decision to make.

“I want to play to keep this team in the league; we have worked so hard to get here. But there is something in the back of my head that says if you get a serious injury the chance you have worked and dreamed of since you were six-years-old is gone.

“I’m not 26 or 27 – I’m 30 years old. The way I play, it puts me in positions that I could get seriously injured at any time.”

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