Nottingham Forest are on the verge of signing Newcastle United midfielder Jonjo Shelvey before the transfer window closes on Tuesday.
Newcastle are currently carrying out a series of checks on both foreign and Premier League clubs to see if they are able to sign a central midfielder on loan before the window closes.
Telegraph sports understands that Shelvey is eager to make the switch and is almost back to full fitness after a calf injury.
The 30-year-old is one of Newcastle’s longest-serving players, having moved from Swansea City in 2016, but he is no longer first-choice and will be used as cover for Bruno Guimaraes if he stays at Tyneside.
Shelvey also missed much of the season with a hamstring injury, which saw him play just five games and a lone start against Crystal Palace in the Carabao Cup.
But Forest have identified the former Liverpool star as the midfield playmaker to help them stay in the Premier League.
More to follow. . .