Nottingham Forest are showing interest in RC Strasbourg’s Habib Diarra, according to Foot Mercato.
The 19-year-old came up through the ranks of the club’s academy and made his way into the first team in 2021. He was a ‘real revelation’ of the Ligue 1 last season and was set to leave in the summer, before Chelsea owner Todd Boehly and his consortium bought the Ligue 1 side.
Although he hasn’t managed to replicate last season’s form, Diallo has managed to draw attention from elsewhere.
RC Lens, who were one of the clubs to try signing the midfielder in the last window, have not yet forgotten about him. They are joined by Nottingham Forest in the transfer chase.
Lens have tested the ground to try to sign the France U21 international in January. They have to be wary about Steve Cooper’s side as it’s said the Tricky Trees have also ‘come forward’ for the youngster.
The interest shown by Nottingham Forest and Lens isn’t enough to secure the player’s services because he doesn’t want to leave Strasbourg in January.
Foot Mercato state Diallo is focused on replicating his last season’s form and may consider looking elsewhere next summer.
The versatile midfielder has managed a goal and an assist from nine games this season.