January transfer window: Nottingham Forest rumours- McLeish remains patient over Billy Sharp's future
Alex McLeish has declared he will hold on until the summer before making an attempt to sign Billy Sharp on a permanent deal.
The Forest manager is prepared to wait before making an official approach for Sharp’s signature, allowing him time to focus on bringing in two or three new faces before the end of January.
The Southampton striker, who is tied into a season long loan deal at the City Ground, cannot be recalled to his parent club due a clause in his loan agreement.
This allows the Nottingham Forest boss to prioritise in a hectic January window as he searches for a winger and also an 'experienced' goal keeper to fill the void left by Lee Camp.
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Meanwhile, it was reported in the Nottingham Post that sources close to Dexter Blackstock believe Forest have tabled a contract offer to keep the 26-year-old at the club for a further three years.
Forest have also made offer to Polish midfielder Radaslow Majewski but their intentions to keep the player have not yet come to fruition.
The Reds are yet to make an offer for Lewis McGugan who is also out of contract in the summer.
McLeish had previously spoken about unlocking McGugan’s potential but has since given the Nottingham born midfielder limited chances in the starting eleven.