Nottingham Forest reach agreement to sign Matt Turner from Arsenal

Nottingham Forest have reached an agreement to sign Arsenal goalkeeper Matt Turner.

The USMNT international is scheduled to undergo a medical later today (Monday).

Forest’s interest in Turner was revealed by The Athletic and talks over the 29-year-old have now led to a compromise between the clubs.

Arsenal are working to finalise the acquisition of Brentford’s David Raya to replace Turner and compete with existing No 1 Aaron Ramsdale.

An opening offer for the 27-year-old Spaniard was turned down but discussions have continued as both clubs look to strike a deal, with Raya into the final year of his contract in west London.

Turner, who joined Arsenal from MLS side New England Revolution, is one of several players targeted by Forest as they look to fill a void left between by the end of Dean Henderson and Keylor Navas’ loan spells.

Forest remain determined to bring Henderson back to the City Ground and discussions are held with Manchester United. An appearance clause in a loan-to-buy agreement has been at the crux of negotiations.


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Henderson, the 26-year-old England international, is still working to regain match fitness following the thigh injury that ended his season after 18 appearances for Forest. He has yet to appear for United during their pre-season.

Forest have also held an interest in Wolves’ Jose Sa and New England Revolution’s current keeper, Djordie Petrovic. Both Forest and Ligue 1 side Nantes have had $8million (£6.3m) offers for the 23-year-old rejected.

Wayne Hennessey and Ethan Horvath remain as goalkeeping options on Forest’s books. With Hennessey carrying a slight injury, Horvath, another USMNT international, has featured regularly in pre-season following his loan spell at Luton Town last season.

Turner is the USMNT’s No 1, but has struggled for minutes since moving to Arsenal last summer.

(Photo: Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

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