Nottingham Forest have been linked with a move for Crystal Palace midfielder Luka Milivojevic.
The Reds sealed their return to the top-flight with victory over Huddersfield Town at Wembley on Sunday. And they now face a crucial summer transfer window as they aim to put together a squad capable of holding its own in the Premier League.
Milivojevic is said to be a target for fellow Evangelos Marinakis-owned outfit Olympiacos. But reports in Greece suggest Forest “are also in the game”.
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Greek website SDNA claims Forest and fellow promoted side Fulham have “checked” the 31-year-old, while “exploratory” contact has already been made between Olympiacos and the player.
Under Patrick Vieira, the Serbian, who has a year left to run on his contract, has dropped down the pecking order at Selhurst Park. He has made 177 appearances since joining Palace from Olympiacos in 2017, but started just nine Premier League games in the season just gone.
Marinakis has said he will back Reds boss Steve Cooper in the transfer market this summer. “Now is the time to give Steve all the ammunition he needs, to be able to not only survive but bring some good results,” he said earlier this week.
“We have to invest more. Everybody talks about the television rights and money that comes in, but it is not enough for clubs in the first year.
“That’s why we must not be the poorer relatives of the Premier League. We need to buy some good players and some that will make the difference and have the experience who know the division.”