Nottingham Forest identify ‘priority’ transfer target but face huge competition

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Nottingham Forest have identified Rennes full-back Adrien Truffert as a ‘priority’ transfer target, according to reports in France.

The Reds are on the lookout for a new left-back this summer following the departure of Renan Lodi. The loanee returned to parent club Atletico Madrid at the end of last season and has since completed a move to Marseille.

Forest were said to be keen to make the loan move permanent, but will now have to look for alternative options. They are said to be in advanced talks with AS Monaco over a transfer for left-back Ismail Jakobs.

Adrien Truffert during the Ligue 1 match between Stade Rennais and Paris Saint-Germain.
Adrien Truffert during the Ligue 1 match between Stade Rennais and Paris Saint-Germain. (Image: Jean Catuffe/Getty Images)

The Reds could have a fight on their hands should they wish to sign the 21-year-old. He has two years remaining on his contract with Rennes, and the Ligue 1 club are keen to keep the player.

There is also interest from AS Monaco. The French side may see Truffert as a potential replacement for Jakobs this summer, meaning it could impact Forest’s chase for the Monaco man.

Truffert played a total 38 times in all competitions last season, including eight appearances in the Europa League. He did miss the final part of the season due to an ankle injury which he picked up during a 2-0 win over Paris Saint-Germain in March.

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