Turkish giants desperate to sell Nottingham Forrest target, prepared to accept £5m for striker

Senegalese Mbaye Diagne runs for the ball during the African Cup of Nations match Senegal v Sudan on October 13, 2018 at the Leopold Sedar Seghor Stadium in Dakar. (Photo by SEYLLOU / AFP) (Photo credit should read SEYLLOU/AFP/Getty Images)

Galatasaray are desperate to sell Mbaye Diagne this summer a source close to the club revealed to Turkish-Football.

Nottingham Forrest have been closely linked with Diagne but as things stand the Championship club have yet to make an offer or enter talks with the Lions.

The Super Lig giants revealed that they have yet to receive an offer but would accept a figure around the £5m mark to offload the controversial striker.

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The Istanbul giants rate Diagne highly but do not see a future for the forward at the club after he fell out with manager Fatih Terim and the technical staff.

Diagne does not have a future at the club due to technical reasons, not based on ability.

The Senegal international scored 31 times and provided four assists in 36 appearances last season.

The 28-year-old started last term off at Kasimpasa before earning himself a £12m move to Galatasaray.

After falling out with Terim this summer Diagne was loaned to Club Brugge.

The striker also ran into trouble in Belgium where after an impressive start scoring four goals in six league games he was dropped from the squad in December and has not featured since.

Diagne was fine and dropped after missing a penalty he was not supposed to take in the 1-0 defeat against PSG in the Champions League last November.

Turkish-Football reported last year that Diagne was close to moving to England however, the deal fell through as there were concerns over whether he would get a work permit.

Diagne has sorted out his Italian residency – he spent 2010 to 2016 at Italian clubs including Juventus – so should have no trouble playing in England anymore.