Nottingham Forest are in talks to add Jonjo Shelvey and Felipe to their squad before Tuesday’s transfer deadline, 90min understands.
Forest are keen to strengthen their ranks for the second half of the season with Premier League survival very much within their grasp.
It has been clear for some time that Shelvey’s days at Newcastle have been numbered and Besitkas were keen to take him to Turkey. He was not keen on the move, though, and sees extending his Premier League career with Forest as a much better option.
The former Liverpool midfielder is out of contract in the summer and he has been restricted to just a handful of appearances this season due to injuries.
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He could be joined at the City Ground by Atletico Madrid’s veteran centre-half Filipe. The 33-year-old held talks with Wolves earlier in January and looked to be Molineux-bound.
However, a move failed to materialise and Nottingham Forest are now looking into a deal for the Brazilian. They have a good existing relationship with the La Liga side after the Renan Lodi deal last summer and it could pay dividends again.
Forest have a bloated squad already, and plan to make room for reinforcements by shipping Lewis O’Brien to WBA and Harry Toffolo to Anderlecht. More outgoings are also strong possibilities going into what is sure to be a busy final two days of the transfer window.