L’Équipe are reporting that Troyes right-back Giulian Biancone (22) is set to join Premier League side Nottingham Forest in a €6m deal. The player is set for a medical on Saturday and the move is expected to be wrapped up swiftly.
The AS Monaco academy product only signed for Troyes last summer for just €2.5m, but the Ligue 1 side are set to make a considerable profit on the player just 12 months later.
Forest have already reached an agreement on a fee thought to be around €6m, and only the medical stands in the way of the Frenchman’s move to the Premier League.
Last season, Biancone made 31 Ligue 1 appearances for Troyes, assisting two goals and scoring once. Although most accustomed to playing at right-back, he is a versatile player, who can play at left-back, centre-back or on the left or right of a midfield.
Forest are also hoping to conclude a deal for his compatriot, Moussa Niakhaté (26). The Premier League side have had an initial bid turned down by Bundesliga side Mainz, but a second bid is thought to be in the works.