Nottingham Forest have had an offer worth £2m for Bolton Wanderers’ Zach Clough according to a report from the Nottingham Post.
The 21-year-old forward has been linked with moves away from Bolton many times, the first time being in the last January transfer window when their financial future was in doubt due to their declining finances. While they managed to keep hold of him then, it seemed almost certain that Clough would be departing in the summer but in the end he was kept around for a few more months.
But now as Bolton look to keep one of their star men, they are being tested by a team that is looking to make a huge impact on transfer deadline day. Nottingham Forest have been looking to sign a number of players to help them in their battle against relegation and it appears that Clough is one of the players they want to add to their squad before the end of the day.
They initially went in with a £2m bid was that is what they thought Bolton were valuing the player at, but they have been told in no uncertain terms that is not the case as the offer was turned down. While Bolton know they might end up having to sell Clough before the end of the transfer window tonight, they are aiming to play hard ball with Forest to get as much money off them as possible, especially as they know another interested party may swoop to try and sign him later on in the day.