Transfers of Wednesday, 16 January 2013
Goalkeeper Adam Kwarasey is wanted by Nottingham Forest English side Nottingham Forest have slapped in a bid to sign Ghana goalkeeper Adam Kwarasey.
The Championship side made an offer to his Norwegian club Stromgodset on Friday, insiders close to the Drammen-based side told Ghana's leading football news website.
The offer to sign the Black Stars goalkeeper was made through an English agent but Stromgodset rejected the initial offer.
The Norwegian side declined the Nottingham's offer saying it was too low even though the figure involved was not revealed.
But talks between the two clubs continued over the weekend with the offer likely to be improved by Tuesday afternoon.
Stromgodset are keen on selling their goalkeeper, who is captain of the side, because he has one year left on his contract which means he could leave for free by next year.
Before leaving for Abu Dhabi, where he is camping with the Black Stars ahead of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations, the 25-year-old said that he is not averse to an extension.
Stromgodset sports director Jostein Flo refused to comment on Kwarasey's link to the English club and with talks still continuing between the two sides, it is probably the reason why the Norwegian club refused to comment.
The chase for Kwarasey started after Nottingham first-choice goalkeeper Lee Camp was recently told to find a new club, and he will be heading to Ipswich.
Nottingham Forest were in the summer bought by the rich Al-Hasawi family from Kuwait, and the old big club are focusing really hard on promotion to the Premier League.