Huge Anthony Elanga transfer update emerges amid Nottingham Forest swap 'talks'

Nottingham Forest's Anthony Elanga is wanted by Newcastle United
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Nottingham Forest hold all the cards when it comes to Newcastle United’s interest in winger Anthony Elanga ahead of Sunday’s key PSR deadline.

The Reds and the Magpies are said to have held talks over a potential swap deal involving the former Manchester United man. TalkSPORT even describes them as "advanced talks". Yankuba Minteh and Elliot Anderson have been mooted as potential options to head in the opposite direction and link up with Nuno Espirito Santo’s squad.

The revelation comes as Premier League clubs look to balance the books before the June 30 cut-off for the next Profitability and Sustainability Rules accounting period. Several teams are said to be under pressure to sell in order to comply with the regulations.

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Newcastle are among them, and their discussions with Forest are seemingly with that in mind. However, it remains to be seen whether any deal gets done.

According to Sky Sports, the Reds “neither want nor need” to sell Elanga as he is considered "a core member" of the group. Additionally, they report Forest expect to be compliant with PSR - pending the anticipated sales of Orel Mangala and Moussa Niakhate - and are “under no pressure” to do a deal.

Mangala and Niakhate are both expected to put pen to paper for Lyon. The former spent the second half of last season on loan at the Ligue 1 outfit and is due to make the move on a permanent basis. Niakhate was set to have a medical on Friday ahead of a reported £20 million switch.

Moving the duo on should be enough for Forest to avoid another PSR breach, it has been reported. The club suffered a four-point deduction last term for falling foul of the regulations and have been keen to avoid a repeat.

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