Nottingham Forest could potentially still sign Luke Freeman this January, as long as the Blades bring in a new midfielder of their own.

Freeman has been linked with a move away from Bramall Lane throughout the month. Both Forest and Leeds are credited with an interest in the player.

However, Leeds are now out of the running after signing Ian Poveda and Kevin-Jean Augustin, leaving the door potentially open for Freeman to move to the City Ground.

Luke Freeman

SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND – JANUARY 05: Luke Freeman of Sheffield United shoots and hits the post during the FA Cup Third Round match between Sheffield United and AFC Fylde at Bramall Lane on January 05, 2020 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

But a move is dependant on United landing themselves a new midfielder, according to the Nottingham Post.

That could well happen, too, wit United still in the hunt to land Norwegian midfielder, Sander Berge. The Blades are looking at paying a club-record fee for the 21-year-old, who has impressed for Genk this term.

Freeman, on the other hand, has struggled to nail down a regular place in Chris Wilder’s team. He’s made only three Premier League starts this season, although he has played in the cup games.

Forest are keen on adding to their squad before the window closes. Sabri Lamouchi has led the Reds to within touching distance of an automatic promotion spot. Therefore, new additions are key to ensuring they maintain their form.

A move that still looks likely

This one has rumbled on throughout January. It wouldn’t, then, be surprising to see Luke Freeman make a move away.

Callum Robinson has already departed in the hope getting some more game time. A similar situation could well be in the pipeline it seems for Freeman.

Luke Freeman

SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 05: Luke Freeman of Sheffield United in action during the Premier League match between Sheffield United and Newcastle United at Bramall Lane on December 5, 2019 in Sheffield, United Kingdom. (Photo by Visionhaus)

He only moved to Bramall Lane in the summer for a fee in the region of £4m. However, things haven’t quite gone to plan, thanks, in part, to the form of the likes of John Fleck and John Lundstram.

Mo Besic has also emerged in recent weeks to cement a place in the squad, pushing Freeman further down the pecking order.

Freeman is proven at Championship level, though, so could well be an ideal addition for Forest.

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