Nottingham Forest have been linked with a move for Hosam Aiesh this summer, but Ostersunds FK manager Ian Burchnall has revealed that no bid has been received for the 24-year-old. The Swedish international has a £1.77m asking price, but no side have made an official approach.
Martin O’Neill appears to be in the market for a winger, having shown interest in Gavin Massey of Wigan Athletic, Kamil Grosicki of Hull City and Gavin Whyte of Oxford United. Aiesh attracted Forest’s attention after contributing 37 goals in 106 games for his club, but the Reds are stalling on a bid.
Burchnall told Ostersunds-Posten (h/t Nottinghamshire Live): “I know there were people who watched the match against Djurgarden. I don’t know which clubs, but they were watching our players. There has been nothing concrete.”
Aiesh is being linked with Forest after Ben Osborn and Matty Cash struggled for goals and assists in 2019. Their form fell off a cliff after the turn of the year and their places may be up for grabs as a result – Osborn didn’t score a goal or make an assist for the last four months of the season while Cash made only one assist for the campaign and hasn’t scored since late-January.
The Reds finished three places and eight points adrift of the Championship playoffs and are looking to strengthen their squad for a top-six push in 2019/20. Whether they will add Aiesh to the squad remains to be seen, however.