By Pete O'Rourke

4th Jan, 2020 | 11:31am

Exclusive: London club plot move to sign Nottingham Forest 27-yr-old

Charlton Athletic are interested in signing Nottingham Forest midfielder John Bostock this month, Football Insider understands.

The 27-year-old is currently on a season-long loan deal at the City Ground from Toulouse, but he has found his first-team opportunities limited.

A Charlton source has told Football Insider the club are keen on taking advantage of Bostock’s fringe status and taking him on loan for the second half of the season.

The former Crystal Palace and Tottenham man has only made five appearances for Forest this season, with two of those coming in the League Cup.

Bostock has made just one start in the Championship and he has not figured for Forest since the win at Queens Park Rangers in November.

Forest have a wealth of options in midfield and it seems unlikely Bostock will break into Sabri Lamouchi’s starting XI with the team riding high in fourth place and chasing promotion to the Premier League.

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The news has alerted their Championship rivals Charlton as they look to bolster their attacking options during this month’s transfer window.

Charlton could offer Bostock regular first-team football at the Valley as manager Lee Bowyer scours the transfer market for reinforcements to aid their fight for survival.

Forest and Toulouse would have to agree to cancel Bostock’s loan move early to allow him to find another club before the end of this month’s transfer window.

In other Nottingham Forest news, it can be REVEALED that there has been a major development in their Leeds United transfer battle.