Forest close in on Norwich defender Ayala
NOTTINGHAM Forest could make Daniel Ayala their fourth defensive addition of the summer.
The Reds are understood to be in negotiations with Norwich City with a view to adding the Spanish central defender to the City Ground squad on a season long loan.
The 21-year-old, who joined the Canaries from Liverpool for £800k last summer, does have experience in the Championship, having had loan spells with both Hull City and Derby County. He made seven appearances in the Premier League last season, with his progress hampered slightly by knee and hamstring injuries.
If Forest are able to complete a deal for the Spanish under-21 international, it would add further strength to Sean O'Driscoll's back four.
The new Reds boss has already signed Danny Collins, Greg Halford and Dan Harding from Stoke, Portsmouth and Southampton respectively this summer.
They have also signed midfielder Adlene Guedioura from Wolves in a £1m deal, but the back four continues to be O'Driscoll's priority, after he inherited a squad without a single experienced defender.