Nottingham Forest have a £9.7million bid for Maxime Esteve which was rejected by Montpellier
Nottingham Forest have a £9.7m offer for Maxime Esteve which has been rejected by Montpellier – as Steve Cooper’s side look to make their 25th signing this season to take their spending past £170m
- Nottingham Forest are looking to strengthen their defense with Maxime Esteve
- Esteve is highly rated by Montpellier, who want him at least until this summer
- The 20-year-old’s current contract runs for two and a half years
Nottingham Forest were dismissed in an approach for Montpellier defender Maxime Esteve.
According to L’Equipe, Forest have received a £9.7million bid with add-ons that were rejected by the Ligue 1 team.
Forest splashed heavily in the summer, signing 23 players at a cost of £163.5m – and have already increased that outlay in numbers and money with the addition of Gustavo Scarpa ahead of this window.
Maxime Esteve is on Nottingham Forest’s radar but Montpellier have turned down an offer
Esteve, 20, who has emerged as one of the brightest young defensive talents in France, has a multitude of suitors and Montpellier is determined to keep him at least until the end of the season.
Esteve’s current contract at the Stade de la Mosson, a 6ft 4in centre-back, has two and a half years left.
In addition to Steve Cooper’s team, Serie A players such as Everton and Sassuolo have also rejected approaches.
Forest also remains in talks with Palmeiras for Danilo despite late interest from Monaco.
In addition to Forest, Everton and Sassuolo are also interested in the much-coveted defender
|Morgan Gibbs-White||Wolves, £42.5m|
|Emmanuel Dennis||Watford, £20m|
|Taiwo Awoniyi||Union Berlin, £17m|
|Neko Williams||Liverpool, £16m|
|Orel Mangala||Stuttgart, £12.75m|
|Remo Freuler||Atalanta, £9m|
|Mussa Niakhate||Mainz, £9m|
|Omar Richards||Bayern Munich, £9M|
|Lewis O’Brien||Huddersfield, £6m|
|Giulian Biancone||Troyes, £5m|
|Gustave Scarpa||Palmeiras, £5m|
|Harry Toffolo||Huddersfield, £4m|
|Ui-jo Hwang||Bordeaux, £4m|
|Willy Bally||Wolves, £2.25m|
|josh bowler||Blackpool, £2m|
|Cheikhou Kouyate||Crystal Palace, free|
|Jess Lingard||Manchester United, free|
|Wayne Hennessy||Burnley, free|
|Brandon Aguilera||Alajuelense, undisclosed|
|Dean Henderson||Manchester United, loan|
|Loïc Bade||Rennes, loan|
|Renan Lodi||Atletico Madrid, £5m loan fee|
|Serge Aurier||Without a club, free of charge|
|Adnan Kanuric||Without a club, free of charge|
|Sources: Daily Mail; reported sources|
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