Date: 10th January 2019 at 5:41pm
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According to Geoff Peters of talkSPORT, Nottingham Forest ‘have made a loan bid’ for Eldin Jakupovic from Leicester City and would look to sign the goalkeeper on a permanent deal at the end of the season.

The 34-year-old has struggled for playing time at the King Power Stadium and has fallen further down the pecking order after Danny Ward was signed from Liverpool over the summer.

In an interview with Swiss outlet Blick, he revealed his frustrations at Leicester earlier in the season and looks destined to leave in the January transfer window as a result.

Forest are keen to strengthen their options between the sticks, although Aitor Karanka may have to offload one or two players from the squad. The Reds have Costel Pantilimon, Luke Steele, Jordan Smith and Stephen Henderson, so Jakupovic’s arrival would mean five players to pick from.

The Leicester man has made only four appearances since joining the Midlands outfit from Hull City in July 2017 and would bring Premier League experience to the side. It’s unknown if Pantilimon will be losing his place in the side given he only joined over the summer, but signing Jakupovic would be a telling move from Karanka.

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