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Wolves reject latest Morgan Gibbs-White bid from Nottingham Forest

Wolverhampton Wanderers have rejected another offer from Nottingham Forest for Morgan Gibbs-White.

The Midlands club have ramped up their pursuit of the 22-year-old in recent days with Wolves knocking back what was at least a third offer this morning.

It is not thought that the latest rejection will deter Forest from continuing their efforts to sign Gibbs-White.

The Athletic revealed yesterday that Forest owner Evangelos Marinakis had taken personal charge of the club’s efforts to land their No 1 target with Wolves rejecting a previous offer at the weekend.

It is understood that the latest offer was potentially worth more than £30million if add-ons were triggered.

Forest have remained determined all summer to land Gibbs-White, with the newly-promoted Premier League side keen to make him a key figure in their squad following their return to the top flight.

And with Gibbs-White having so far refused to agree an extension to a Wolves deal that is due to run out in 2024, the saga is likely to continue.

Everton have also discussed a potential deal for Gibbs-White, but the chance to work with Forest boss Steve Cooper and to be a ‘big fish’ at a new club appears to make Forest Gibbs-White’s more likely destination should he leave Wolves this summer. Gibbs-White played under Cooper for England Under-17s, winning the World Cup in 2017.

Wolves, however, continue to insist they have no desire to sell with head coach Bruno Lage keen to finally make Gibbs-White, 22, a regular member of his starting line-up this season.

Gibbs-White has played throughout pre-season in a wide right role with licence to roam in attacking areas and is expected to occupy that spot in Saturday’s Premier League opener at Leeds United.

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