Lincoln City and Oxford United are battling it out to sign Nottingham Forest midfielder Jorge Grant.

The 24-year-old is a wanted man this summer, as per a report by Lincolnshire Live.

Grant still has a year left on his contract at the City Ground but could leave over the coming months.

The Banbury-born midfielder has been on the book of Forest for six years having previously played for Reading and for the Nike Football Academy.

Grant has made 20 appearances for the Reds since moving there but has spent most of his time out on loan.

He got his first taste first-team experience on loan at Notts County from 2016 to 2018 where he played 73 times altogether, scoring 25 goals in his two seasons there.

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Grant joined Luton Town last summer and played 17 times in League One for them in the first-half of the last campaign before finishing the season in League Two with Mansfield Town.

Lincoln City are in the hunt for some signings this summer as they prepare for life in the third tier. Their manager Danny Cowley is keen on Grant as he sees him as someone who would offer the Imps something different going forward.

Oxford will rivals Lincoln for his signature. Karl Robinson’s side finished 12th last season and want to compete at the top end of the division next term. Could Grant move back to his home town this summer?

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