Newcastle winger Gabriel Obertan could be on the move to Championship high-flyers Nottingham Forest, according to reports.
The 24-year-old has struggled in spells with the Magpies and Manchester United before that.
Obertan first arrived in England back in 2009, when United snapped him up from Bordeaux for around £3m.
In two seasons at Old Trafford, the quick midfielder featured just 14 times in the Premier League.
Obertan then swapped the north east for the north west as Newcastle also paid £3m for his services - but those two seasons didn't heed much more success.
In four years of Premier League football, Obertan has just one goal.
However, Forest manager Billy Davies is keen on the Frenchman having missed out on summer target Bakary Sako and is prepared to get straight into business on the first day of the Football League loan window.
Forest have made a good start to the season in which they are strongly expected to be challenging for promotion.
They are currently fourth with 10 points from five games, three points behind early pace-setters QPR and Blackpool.
Davies will hope a deal for Obertan can be sorted before the visit of Barnsley, but even if they do, the Forest boss won't see his new man from the bench after being given a one match touchline ban for his actions after last weekend's loss to Wigan.
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