Nottingham Forest take transfer spend towards £110m with three more signings

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Nottingham Forest take transfer spend towards £110m with three more signings - GETTY IMAGES
Nottingham Forest take transfer spend towards £110m with three more signings - GETTY IMAGES

Nottingham Forest are taking their summer spend towards £110 million after adding three more signings.

Watford striker Emmanuel Dennis is set for a medical on Friday evening after Forest agreed an initial £15m fee with the Championship club.

Dennis, the Nigeria international, was pulled out of Watford's squad for their game against Burnley on Friday night to complete the move.

Former Crystal Palace midfielder Cheikhou Kouyate is poised to sign on a free transfer following his departure from Selhurst Park.

Forest have also completed an £8m deal for Atalanta's Swiss international Remo Freuler, taking the number of squad additions to 15.

Steve Cooper is targeting further additions before the transfer window closes, with a winger, left-back and another forward in his sights.

Cooper is backing England international Jesse Lingard to prove a huge success ahead of Sunday's reunion with West Ham.

Lingard rejected a more lucrative offer from West Ham, where he impressed on loan in the second half of the 2020/21 campaign, to join Forest last month.

 Jesse Lingard of Nottingham Forest during the Premier League - Getty Images
Jesse Lingard of Nottingham Forest during the Premier League - Getty Images

The former Manchester United forward is set to face David Moyes this Sunday with Cooper insisting his reputation as a difficult character is undeserved.

"Jesse is a really likeable guy and loves his football, he's very interested in tactics and training," he said.

"I understand there will be a lot of questions about him but we're really enjoying working with him.

"I learned quickly at Swansea to make your own mind up on players and never listen to perceptions, I judge a player as I find them.

"We are very happy with Jesse and how he's settled in, it feels like he's been here longer than he has been, which has only been a few weeks.

"We're really enjoying having him around and pushing him to be at his best. When he's at his best he will be a really important player for us."