By Wayne Veysey

17th Jul, 2019 | 12:10pm

Exclusive: Nottingham Forest in advanced talks with midfielder over new deal

EXCLUSIVE By Pete O’Rourke

Nottingham Forest midfielder Ryan Yates is in advanced talks about signing a new deal at the club, Football Insider understands.

The 21-year-old has come through the ranks at the City Ground and he is highly regarded within the corridors of power.

A Forest source has told Football Insider that he is set to be offered a two-year extension to his current deal, which would keep him at the club until 2023.

Yates’ current deal is due to expire in the summer of 2021.

The all-action midfielder established himself in the Forest side in the second half of last season, making 16 starts among 17 appearances in all competition.

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Yates has enjoyed spells out on loan at Barrow, Shrewsbury, Notts County and Scunthorpe in the last few years before finally establishing himself at his parent club.

Talks over a new deal come at a difficult time for the rising star, who is expected to be sidelined for around two months after having surgery on his knee.

Yates has had a minor operation to cure a long-standing problem, which had flared up again when he reported back for pre-season training.

In other Nottingham Forest news, it can be REVEALED that the club are in the hunt to sign a proven Premier League player with nearly 200 appearances at that level.