Nottingham Forest hone in on £10m deal for Huddersfield duo Lewis O’Brien and Harry Toffolo, while Steve Cooper’s side rival Bournemouth with a £10m bid for Middlesbrough winger Marcus Tavernier
- Nottingham Forest are close to a £10m deal for Lewis O’Brien and Harry Toffolo
- The Huddersfield duo narrowly missed out on promotion in May’s playoff final
- Left-back Toffolo notched an impressive six goals and eight assists last season
- Brandon Aguilera arrived from LD Alajuelense to become Forest’s eighth signing
- Bournemouth and Nottingham have also tabled a £10m bid for Marcus Tavernier
Nottingham Forest are close to a £10m agreement with Huddersfield Town for their midfielder Lewis O’Brien and left-back Harry Toffolo after protracted talks.
The duo helped guide the Championship club to a third-place finished in the league last season but narrowly missed out on promotion, after suffering a 1-0 playoff final defeat to Forest at Wembley in May.
Full-back Toffolo contributed six goals and eight assists in 48 appearances in all competitions while O’Brien scored and assisted three.
Nottingham Forest are closing in on a £10m deal for Lewis O’Brien (pictured) and Harry Toffolo
Left-back Toffolo impressed at Huddersfield last season managing six goals and eight assists
Steve Cooper’s side have also signed the 19-year-old Costa Rica midfielder Brandon Aguilera from LD Alajuelense.
The newly promoted outfit have wasted no time in the transfer window to date, spending over £60million already on eight new additions.
Taiwo Awoniyi and Neco Williams arrived at the City Ground for fees in the region of £18m, whilst England international Dean Henderson joined on loan from Manchester United.
Forest made their eighth summer signing as Brandon Aguilera joined from LD Alajuelense
Wayne Hennessey, Omar Richards, Moussa Niakhite and Guilian Biancone have also signed for Forest ahead of the club’s first Premier League season since 1999.
Meanwhile, Bournemouth and Forest have each tabled £10m bids for Middlesbrough winger Marcus Tavernier, who notched five goals and five assists at the Riverside last campaign.
Forest have told 29-year-old winger Joe Lolley that he is no longer in their plans, viewing Tavernier as a younger replacement.