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Nottingham Forest set to sign Arsenal goalkeeper Matt Turner

Nottingham Forest set to sign Arsenal goalkeeper Matt Turner

Nottingham Forest are set to sign Arsenal goalkeeper Matt Turner, claims The Athletic.

The financial details surrounding the deal is being kept under wraps for now, but the 29-year-old shot-stopper is expected to undergo a medical later today.

Turner only joined Arsenal last summer from Major League Soccer club New England Revolution but ended up playing second fiddle to Aaron Ramsdale.

The United States international was limited to just seven appearances across all competitions last season and kept four clean sheets.

He is now set to join Forest in search of first-team minutes, especially with Arsenal in talks to sign Brentford goalkeeper David Raya.

The Gunners have already agreed personal terms with the wantaway keeper, but negotiating a transfer fee with Brentford could be tricky.

They have already seen an opening bid worth £20m plus £3m in add-ons turned down by the Bees, who are holding out for around £40m for Raya.

Arsenal see him as an ideal candidate to provide competition for Ramsdale, and Turner’s imminent departure will create space for the Spaniard.

Turner will be keen to relaunch his career at City Ground but could end up in a similar situation as he was at the Emirates Stadium with Forest still determined to sign Dean Henderson.

The Manchester United goalie spent the last season on loan with the Tricky Trees and quickly established himself as a key player after keeping six clean sheets in 18 Premier League appearances.

He then suffered a thigh injury that ended his season prematurely, but Forest are keen to re-sign him from the Red Devils.

A loan with an option to buy arrangement has been mooted, but a deal is far from being completed, with key details still to be ironed out.

The 26-year-old is still working to regain match fitness following his recovery but has yet to appear for Man United during pre-season.

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