Date: 12th July 2019 at 9:15am
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Nottingham Forest have strengthened in midfield this summer, signing Tiago Silva from Feirense and Alfa Semedo from Benfica, but the Reds have been on the hunt for another addition to the engine room. Previous reports from France alleged that Forest were keen on Younousse Sankharé, but an update from GFFN suggests they could now miss out on his signature.

Newly-promoted Premier League side Sheffield United and Championship duo Swansea City & Cardiff City have entered the race for the 29-year-old’s signature. Sankhare could be on his way out of Girondins Bordeaux this summer after Paulo Sousa told him that he’s surplus to requirements.

The Senegalese international spent two years at the Nouveau Stade de Bordeaux, making 84 appearances in all competitions, scoring and creating 28 goals. Last season, Sankhare made 22 Ligue 2 appearances, contributing four goals, creating 18 chances, made 29 successful dribbles (59%), averaged 29 passes-per-game with 76% accuracy and averaged a tackle (25) or interception (9) every 44 minutes.

Nottinghamshire Live say the box-to-box player isn’t the most composed in possession and isn’t the quickest off the mark. The links emerged likely due to Sabri Lamouchi having faced Sankhare when he managed in Ligue 1, but it’s unknown if Forest stand a chance of landing the midfielder.

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