It is understood that Nottingham Forest are set to sign Bolton Wanderers defender Matt Mills within the next 48 hours, despite a slight delay.

The centre back was expected to sign a deal at the City Ground last Monday, but the signature of Mills could not be landed, even though he had passed a medical at the clubs’ training ground.

Mills is not currently in the country, but is set to be meeting with Forest boss Dougie Freedman on Monday to sort out this ‘minor hic-up’ and to get the deal done and dusted.

Under certain transfer embargo rules, Nottingham Forest can only offer a contract as high as £600,000 a year. Split fairly over a year (excluding bonuses), this equates to a maximum of £11,500 a week.

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Matthew has had many previous spells at various clubs including the likes of Bournemouth, Manchester City, Doncaster and Reading. Most importantly, Mills has been previously linked up with Dougie Freedman at current club Bolton. He has made 87 league appearances during his time at Bolton, and he has managed to put the ball into the back of the net 6 times as a defender.

The deal is expected to be agreed within the next 48 hours.