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​Nottingham Forest close to signing Mainz captain Niakhate

French defender Moussa Niakhate is closing in on a move to Nottingham Forest.

The newly promoted Premier League club are set to make their fourth signing of the summer transfer window.

The 26-year-old is ready to depart German side Mainz, according to the Daily Mail.

Niakhate will travel to have his medical, sign a contract, and then go to Spain to link up with Forest during their pre-season preparations.

A deal for Mainz's captain, who is an excellent defender, will cost Forest around £13 million.

Forest have signed forward Taiwo Awoniyi and defender Giulian Biancone, along with England keeper Dean Henderson, this summer.

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