QPR’s bid for Lascelles rejected by Forest

Nottingham Forest have rejected QPR’s bid for Jamaal Lascelles.

West London Sport revealed this week that Rangers had made an offer for the 20-year-old centre-back, who has been monitored by several Premier League clubs and has represented England at Under-18, Under-19 and Under-20 levels.

But new Forest boss Stuart Pearce has made it clear that his club have no intention of selling Lascelles, with Tottenham reported to be planning a bid.

Lascelles has made 38 first-team appearances for Forest, 34 of them coming last season, and has also had a spell on loan at Stevenage.

Forest manager Pearce is keen to keep his squad together.
Forest manager Pearce is keen to keep his squad together.

Harry Redknapp is keen to bring in at least one central defender this summer.

The QPR manager has agreed a deal in principle for former England and Manchester United star Rio Ferdinand, although chairman Tony Fernandes has reservations about signing the 35-year-old.

And an offer has been made for Cardiff City’s Steven Caulker, who played under Redknapp at Tottenham.

Rangers met an £8m release clause in Caulker’s contract, paving the way for talks to take place with the 22-year-old England international.

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