Nottingham Forest are in advanced talks to sign Luke Freeman from Sheffield United on loan, Football Insider understands.

The 28-year-old joined the Blades from QPR last summer for a fee of £5million but only played a bit-part role under manager Chris Wilder.

A source at the City Ground has told Football Insider that Forest are in negotiations to secure a temporary deal for the attacking midfielder after they failed in their efforts to sign him back in January.

As revealed by Football Insider back in the winter window, the Championship outfit were joined by Leeds United in the hunt to sign Freeman less than a year after his move to Bramall Lane.

He started just seven games in his 16 appearances for Sheffield United last season, with four of those starts in the Blades’ cup games.

United boss Wilder refused to let the former QPR star go in January but Sabri Lamouchi is confident a loan deal can be struck after the playmaker featured just twice in the second half of the 2019/20 campaign.

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Freeman is an experienced campaigner in the Championship with 163 appearances, 18 goals and 29 assists to his name in the second tier of English football.

Forest already have Portuguese duo Tiago Silva and Joao Carvalho as attacking midfielders on their books.

The former of the pair missed just two Championship games all season and chipped in with three goals and four assists.

Forest are in the market for fresh faces after they missed out on a play-off spot on goal difference on the final day of the campaign.

Lamouchi has already bolstered his front line with the addition of former Charlton striker Lyle Taylor on a free transfer, while the likes of Jack Colback and Tyler Blackett have also joined the club.

In other Nottingham Forest news, the club have made a move to sign a Newcastle United forward.