Nottingham Forest are considering a move to sign Salernitana striker Boulaye Dia in 2023, according to reports.
The Lowdown: Dia profiled
The Senegalese star is currently playing his football at the Arechi Stadium on a season-long loan from Villarreal, with an option to buy next summer included.
Following a fresh update, it sounds like both Steve Cooper and David Moyes’ sides are taking a second bite at the cherry and have been joined in their attempts by Leeds.
The Latest: Forest eyeing Dia
According to Italian outlet Gazzetta dello Sport (via Sport Witness), Forest are ‘in the picture’ to land Dia and ‘remain interested’ in completing a deal.
Salernitana are set to pay the €12m (£10m) to make his stay permanent before selling him on for at least €16m (£13m) in a bid to make a profit.
The 25-year-old ‘dreams of playing’ in the top flight, which must surely give the Midlands outfit some hope of securing their target.
The Verdict: Perfect for Cooper
The Tricky Trees have been missing an out-and-out striker up top having only scored eight league goals this season, but Dia would be the perfect person to come in and change that.
Evangelos Marinakis is reportedly planning to spend over £100m in January to avoid relegation, so splashing £13m of that to land Dia could be an absolute bargain.