By Will Butcher
Nottingham Forest have agreed a deal with star striker Britt Assombalonga that will keep him at the club until 2021, according to a report.
The Nottingham Post claim that the former Watford striker will sign a two-year contract extension on top of his current deal, which will commit him to the club for a further five years in total.
The 23-year-old attacker has been the subject of interest from other clubs this summer but Forest have looked to tie him down after the £13million exit of Oliver Burke earlier this week.
The report claims that promotion rivals Derby County were interested in signing the former Peterborough and Watford striker but a new contract will put to bed rumours over Assombalonga’s future.
Earlier in the window, the Bristol Post had claimed that Championship giants Aston Villa were interested in signing Assombalonga, but have since signed Bristol City hitman Jonathan Kodjia.
After tying up a deal to sign the striker, Forest may look to secure a similar deal for captain and former Arsenal star Henri Lansbury.
Assombalonga, who is eligible to represent both England and DR Congo, moved to Forest in a £6million deal two years ago and scored 15 goals in 32 appearances before injuring his knee.
He has hit the back of the net 19 times in 39 matches in total for Philippe Montanier’s side, including three from three Championship appearances this season.
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