NOTTINGHAM Forest are locked in a transfer tussle with Watford for the potential signing of Newcastle United midfielder Christian Atsu.

The 28-year-old is yet to make a league appearance for the Magpies this season, and has only featured as a substitute in one of their EFL Cup matches this term.

The midfielder wasn’t even named in the matchday squad for their recent match against Burnley, where Steve Bruce’s side ran out 3-1 winners on Saturday evening.


CRYSTAL Palace and Fulham are both interested in Brentford's Said Benrahma but his wage demands could be a stumbling block.

The £20million-rated winger is said to have asked for a £16m contract which could threaten his chances of securing a move to the Premier League before the transfer deadline.

The winger, one of the hottest properties in the Championship, was expected to leave Brentford after the club failed to gain promotion to the Premier League but he is yet to seal a move.

The 25-year-old scored 17 goals in 46 games last season, including two league hat-tricks.

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NORWICH city boss Daniel Farke has hinted that Ben Godfrey’s transfer to another club is ‘pretty likely’ amid rumours Everton are close to signing him.

The 22-year-old centre-back was left out of the Norwich squad that lost 1-0 to Derby County on Saturday which suggested Godfrey is on his way out of Carrow Road.

There are reports the £25m rated defender has already passed a medical and his move to Merseyside is imminent.

WATFORD want to sign Leeds United defender Barry Douglas who has slipped down the pecking order at Elland Road.

The 31-year-old Scotland international has yet to make a matchday squad for Leeds' three Premier League fixtures this season.

With eight months remaining on his Elland Road contract, Marcelo Bielsa may be ready to move on the former Wolves man.

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SPURS defender Cameron Carter-Vickers is wanted by Bournemouth, Swansea City and Luton Town.

The Championship trio are pushing to strengthen their defensive options and versatile USA international Carter-Vickers can play at centre back and right-back.

Luton and Swansea know the 22-year-old particularly well as he has spent time on loan with both previously.

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SHEFFIELD Wednesday have joined QPR in the race to sign winger Andre Green.

The 22-year-old was previously on the books with Aston Villa, but left the club in the summer when his contract reached a conclusion at Villa Park, which means he is now a free-agent.

Wednesday need depth out wide, and Green has already shown that he can perform to a good-enough standard in the Championship, having been with both Preston North End and Charlton Athletic last season.