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Forest being quoted too much for Palace defender Hunt

ChampionshipNottingham Forest have been frustrated in their efforts to secure a permanent deal for Jack Hunt by Crystal Palace's demands. The highly-rated defender moved to the City Ground over the summer on a short-term loan as a full-time agreement could not be reached before the transfer deadline passed.

Boss Stuart Pearce said in the Nottingham Post: "We had agreed a fee with Crystal Palace at the back end of the window when it was close to shutting.

"We could not agree terms with the player at the time. Subsequently, we have agreed everything with the player, when it comes to wages and such like, and we again matched Palace's initial price, which they had put on the lad's head.

"But when we went back to them to do the deal over the past week, that price had apparently doubled.

"I have explained that to Jack because he is desperate to come here and join us. He is disappointed. He feels the support we have given him has been fantastic, he is enjoying his football.

"We are ready to do the deal, but at the level that Palace have quoted us now, we cannot take that forward.

"We have him here until January at the minute and we will keep asking the question of Palace. But what they are asking is just too much, when it comes to the finance."

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