Nottingham Forest to bolster attacking arsenal with loan of Iranian international Karim Ansarifard

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Nottinghamshire Live – NOTTINGHAM, Nottingham Forest are looking to bolster their forward options before today’s loan deadline

Olympiacos could be ready to help bolster Nottingham Forest’s attacking arsenal by allowing Iranian international Karim Ansarifard to join them on loan for the rest of the season.

The 28-year-old forward has been the subject of interest from both SC Heerenveen and FC Utrecht and both Dutch clubs remain keen on signing the player, who had a solid season in Greece in 2017/18, scoring 18 goals in 28 appearances.

But Ansarifard has not played yet this season for Olympiacos in the league, with his only appearances coming against Burnley in the Uefa Cup.

The forward did score from the penalty spot for Iran in the World Cup, during their clash with Portugal – and has 64 caps for his country overall, scoring 17 goals.

With Ben Brereton having departed for Blackburn in a move that will eventually be worth more than £7m to the Reds and Lewis Grabban currently sidelined with an Achilles problem, Forest are keen to add another striker to their squad.

Ansarifard is not thought to be Forest’s only forward option, with the club pursuing numerous players in an effort to ensure they do make an addition.

It is possible Forest might even make more than one forward addition.

But he is believed to be among their potential targets.

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