The Reds had a historic summer transfer window, breaking the record for the most new arrivals at an English club. They brought in a whopping 22 players, spending a total of £145.76m – the fifth-highest summer outlay in the Premier League.
Three of the players they recruited were centre-forwards – Taiwo Awoniyi, Emmanuel Dennis and Ui-jo Hwang.
Meanwhile, Kean is currently in the second year of a two-year loan spell at Juventus, with the Old Lady obliged to buy him from Everton for €31m (£26.9m) at the end of the season.
Calciomercato‘s report states that both Forest and West Ham United considered a move for the 22-year-old, while Paris Saint-Germain also ‘thought about’ bringing back their former loanee.
Juventus wanted to sell him and Kean was hoping to leave Turin, but the Bianconeri couldn’t find a way out of their agreement with Everton.
It certainly wouldn’t be a surprise to see Kean immediately depart the Allianz Stadium in 2023 after both parties pursued an early exit route.
The 22-year-old has only started two of Juventus’ seven matches so far this season in Serie A and the Champions League and has been deployed on the wing rather than through the middle (via Transfermarkt).
However, the striker – who has netted 39 goals and provided six assists in 169 senior club career appearances and was dubbed ‘fearless‘ by his former PSG boss Thomas Tuchel – could yet land at the City Ground if Forest prove to be dissatisfied with their current crop of strikers.
One thing is for sure, we know from the summer that the Reds’ hierarchy are not averse to entering the market if they feel that their squad is in need of improvement.
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