Nottingham Forest closing in on a deal for Paris Saint-Germain keeper Keylor Navas

Nottingham Forest closing in on a deal for Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Keylor Navas, with an agreement now thought to be achievable after an earlier wobble

Nottingham Forest  are close to finally getting the goalkeeper they wanted after resurrecting talks with Paris St Germain for Keylor Navas.

The deal for the Costa Rica international was off yesterday and Forest had discussed his teammate Sergio Rico and Sampdoria’s Emil Audero. However an agreement is now close.

It comes as Steve Cooper’s side desperately search for a replacement after first-choice keeper Dean Henderson picked up a thigh injury earlier this month.

The manager said at time that Henderson, who is on loan from Manchester United, would be out for around five weeks. 

Navas is hugely experienced and won the Champions League three times during his five seasons with Real Madrid. 

He has fallen out of favour in Paris this season following the emergence of Gianluigi Donnarumma. 

The 36-year-old, who has picked up 110 caps for Costa Rica, could be an excellent addition for the Tricky Trees as they look to continue their recent surge up the Premier League table.  

They have already risen to 13th and reached the EFL Cup semi-finals but will face a tough test in their next outing against an improving Leeds side. 

 Cooper’s side have already added midfielder Danilo, playmaker Gustavo Scarpa and forward Chris Wood to their squad in the winter transfer window, in addition to the 23 players they signed following promotion last summer.

Forest are closing in on a move for Felipe from Atletico Madrid after agreeing a £2m transfer fee, while they are also expected to announce the signing of Jonjo Shelvey from Newcastle on a two-and-a-half year deal.