Nottingham Forest bargain 'happy' at City Ground as £40m interest mounts

Nottingham Forest's Callum Hudson-Odoi
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Nottingham Forest appear to be in a strong position to keep hold of Callum Hudson-Odoi this summer amid reports of mounting interest in the player who joined the club for just £3m from Chelsea 12 months ago.

After moving to the City Ground from Stamford Bridge, Hudson-Odoi scored eight goals and provided one assist in 29 Premier League games and is now claimed to be a wanted man.

The Athletic reports: “At least three clubs, including some from the Premier League, have registered an interest,” in the 23-year-old whose value has soared, with Forest understood to have set a £40m price tag on his head.

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He established himself as a key player in the first team last term, reigniting his career after stalling at Chelsea, as well as an unsuccessful loan spell at Bayer Leverkusen. Interest from Tottenham initially emerged amid the threat of financial breaches at Forest, with a cut-price deal on the cards.

The club had initial concerns about Profit and Sustainability Rules before the departures of Moussa Niakhate and Orel Mangala helped to balance the books. As a result, they will not be forced to sell the likes of Hudson-Odoi, and the winger remains a big part of the squad under Nuno Espirito Santo.

The report by The Athletic further states: “Forest already value the 23-year-old in excess of £40m ($50.5m; €47.1m) and do not want to sell. Hudson-Odoi is also happy playing for Nuno Espirito Santo’s side and is not agitating to leave a club who are giving him regular first-team football.”

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