Nottingham Forest are yet to add to their ranks this summer although it is early days and some new arrivals are expected.
Perhaps more of an area for concern is the number of players currently on Forest’s books and several players are likely to leave.
At this time of the year, speculation tends to rule supreme over realism and it is always tough to decipher what is accurate and what is fabricated.
One man who could be on the move again this summer is West Ham player Reece Oxford.
Martin O’Neill tried to get him to the City Ground back in January, according to the Nottingham Post, but he opted to join FC Augsburg instead.
The 20-year-old didn’t really pull up any trees in the Bundesliga. He played eight times for the club and seems unlikely to move to Germany permanently.
Slaven Bilic is set to get the West Brom job according to reports and The Telegraph have linked the Baggies with a move for the youngster.
Should the Reds opt to move some of their current central defensive options on, Oxford might be a decent addition at £2 million.
Michael Dawson, Michael Hefele and Tobias Figueiredo all struggled with injury last season.
Alex Milosevic, Yohan Benalouane and Joe Worrall would, therefore, represent the more reliable defensive options ahead of next season.
It shouldn’t be discounted that Oxford burst onto the West Ham scene as a central midfielder.
The England youth international might prove a decent acquisition for Forest at the reported valuation.
He is young, energetic and could still have a bright future in the game.
Oxford has lost his way in recent years but Forest have a good track record of working with younger players.
A move to the City Ground could make it a decent move for all parties and it remains to be seen if Forest will re-enter the race for his services.