Olympiakos are showing interest in Nottingham Forest duo Claudio Yacob and Yohan Benalouane.

The Greek Super League side could move for them this summer, as per a report by Nottinghamshire Live.

Olympiakos are owned by the Forest owner Evangelos Marinakis. They swooped to sign Hilal Soudani from the Reds yesterday and are in the hunt for some more of their players.

It is also believed that Pedro Martins’ side are also keen on midfielder Pele, who spent last season on loan at Nottingham Forest from AS Monaco.

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Yacob joined Forest for free on a two-year deal last September having previously six years at West Bromwich Albion. The 31-year-old made 12 appearances in all competitions last season.

The Argentina international is expected to leave the City Ground over the coming months with a move to Greece a distinct possibility.

Benalouane, who is Tunisia international, could join Yacob in moving to the Karaiskakis Stadium. The 32-year-old signed for Forest in the January transfer window from Leicester City when he became Martin O’Neill’s first signing.

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He slotted in nicely into the Reds’ backline in the second-half of last season but his long-term future is in doubt.

Nottingham Forest need an overhaul in their squad this summer to free up wages and trim down on their squad. They have too many players in their ranks so getting rid of players like Soudani, Yacob and Benalouane are good moves.


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