According to the Nottingham Post, Chelsea are being linked with a January move for Nottingham Forest youngster Matty Cash. The Blues are willing to stump up £1.5m for the 19-year-old midfielder.
The report claims that Chelsea are interested in Cash, but Forest are demanding £5m for their academy product who are facing a fight to keep hold of the youngster.
However, some of the media outlets also have reported that the Reds could wish to trade off if Chelsea consent to loan him back just like Newcastle United did with Karl Darlow and Jamaal Lascelles under Rafael Benitez this season.
The 19-year-old Slough-born midfielder has shown plenty of promise in the early days of his professional career and has broken into the first team picture at The City Ground this season. He recently endured a broken tibia in September and came back from injury in Friday night’s 5-2 win over Barnsley.
Cash broke into the Forest first team at the start of the campaign following a loan spell at Dagenham and Redbridge last season where he scored three goals in 12 appearances and was handed his debut for his parent club against Burton Albion on the opening day of the season to get the limelight of the Chelsea scouts.
Cash joined Nottingham Forest at 17 years old and the player is under contract at The City Ground until summer 2019 subsequent to signing another agreement in August.
Given another three-year deal in August, he has gone ahead to show up five times till now as head coach Philippe Montanier has adhered to his promise to give youngsters a shot at the City Ground.
Cash is a pacey and versatile midfielder, and with Forest losing Oliver Burke as of now this season, Reds fans will seek for the club to stand firm on their position over Cash and get the money they esteem the player warrants.