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Nottingham Forest are ready to test Middlesbrough's resolve over winger Muzzy Carayol, Sky Sports understands.

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Muzzy Carayol: Wanted wing man

Muzzy Carayol: Wanted wing man

Carayol only joined Boro last summer when they beat a number of clubs - including Forest, to land him from Bristol Rovers.

The 24-year-old wide-man played 21 times for Boro in his debut campaign for the North East outfit - although he missed a big chunk of the season with a knee injury.

Despite his injury, Carayol became a firm fans' favourite at The Riverside and his development was one of few positives to come out of an otherwise largely forgettable season for Boro boss Tony Mowbray.

However, Mowbray is now set to have a battle on his hands to keep Carayol. Whilst Boro have no plans to sell, they have long admitted that they are not in a position to turn down a good offer.

Sky Sports now understands that Forest have Carayol in their sights and are ready to make a move for him as they are believed to be looking to invest heavily this summer and will back Billy Davies in the transfer market as they push for promotion.

Boro would not welcome any approach for Carayol, but the size of the offer is likely to determine whether they reject it or not.

Boro themselves are yet to make a breakthrough in this summer's transfer window, but Sky Sports understand that they are hopeful of concluding a deal for Hungarian midfielder Jozsef Varga from Debrecen.

They are also set to hold talks with former Burton star Jacques Maghoma, who Mowbray watched in action earlier this year and is keen to land him on a free transfer.

Former Sunderland man Dean Whitehead, available on a free transfer after leaving Stoke City, is also on Mowbray's radar and could link-up with former-team mate Grant Leadbitter in Boro's midfield.

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terling needs to be told though that upon entering the Arsenal squad he will re-enact the final scene from Highlander where he will be thrown around a warehouse by cartoon dragons and then be a mere mortal that will only ever spend three to four weeks a season playing football and the rest on the physio's bed. There can be only one.....player available at The Emirates.

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he game changed in our favour when Carrick came on. We were able to play further up the pitch due to having a player who can give and go with the ball and keep possession. Yet barkley made some runs and Townsend scored a good goal but carrick's inclusion and chiellini's withdrawal made the biggest difference to the flow of the game

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o, you've not silenced anyone Andros, i'm afraid. We know you can score a great goal, and it's really handy to have your direct running and willingness to shoot on the bench. But until you can do the other things expected of a winger (beat the man, put a decent cross in, stay wide etc) then you can't expect more than a regular cameo. Wonderful goal though, what a hit! No wonder Buffon wanted the shirt.

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