Journalist: Nottingham Forest beat Sheffield United and Leeds to Championship star
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Journalist: Nottingham Forest beat Sheffield United and Leeds to Championship star

Sheffield United will lose out on another reported transfer target in January, this time in the form of Jed Wallace, who is expected to sign for Championship rivals, Nottingham Forest.

The Blades, along with Rangers, Forest, and Chris Wilder’s Middlesbrough are all said to be keen on Wallace. The Millwall star has also been linked with a move to Turkish side, Besiktas. However, it seems that the City Ground could well be on the agenda for Wallace.

According to respected journalist Alan Nixon anyway. Replying to a couple of questions on his Twitter account, Nixon confirmed that Forest is the deal looking most likely for Jed Wallace as things stand.

Wallace, 27, has once again been in excellent form in the Championship this season. He’s scored five and set up six for the Lions, adding to his impressive 73-goal total throughout his career.

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Unlike Sheffield United, Forest seem to making moves in this month’s market. The Reds have already signed Steve Cook from Bournemouth, while impressive full-back Richie Laryea has also arrived. The Blades, meanwhile, have missed out on James Hill, while John Souttar has also been tipped to move to Rangers.

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You get the impression this window isn’t quite going to be the one for us. This is the third player we’ve reportedly expressed an interest who is going to slip away. And Jed Wallace is a fine player too at this level.

He’d have definitely brought a different element to the Blades. He bleeds goals and assists in the Championship from midfield. He can play wide in a four, or more centrally if needed. He dead-ball delivery is good, and he’s got the spectacular in the locker as well.

Forest will, on the other hand, be getting themselves a top player. Steve Cooper is putting things together nicely over by the River Trent. Certainly, they are a club Sheffield United need to be keeping an eye in this year.

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