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Aston Villa wait on Lansbury bid

Henri Lansbury. Credit: PA

Aston Villa are still waiting to discover if their bid for Henri Lansbury will be accepted.

A £3million offer for the Nottingham Forest captain remains on the table as Steve Bruce looks to revamp his squad.

Midfielder Lansbury is out of contract in the summer and was not included in Forest's squad to face Wigan in the FA Cup on Saturday because of a hamstring injury.

Derby are also reportedly interested in the former Arsenal youngster, who has 19 appearances for Forest this season and joined from the Gunners in 2012.

Bruce is looking to revive his squad after replacing Roberto Di Matteo in October but will not allow Ross McCormack to go out on loan after Villa paid Fulham £12million for the striker in the summer.

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Assombalonga and Forest too good for Ipswich

Britt Assombalonga was on the mark. Credit: PA

Britt Assombalonga scored twice - included one after just 17 seconds - as Nottingham Forest kept their first clean sheet of the season with a well-deserved 2-0 win at Ipswich.

The striker took advantage of horrendous defending from the out-of-sorts home side to grab a goal at the start and end of the first half.

Ipswich threw bodies forward after the interval but struggled to break down a resolute Forest backline, who had come into the game with the second worst defensive record in the Championship.

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Ex-Arsenal striker Bendtner set for Championship

Former Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner is set for a return to English football after agreeing to join Nottingham Forest, Press Association Sport understands.

Bendtner held talks at the City Ground on Tuesday and has verbally agreed to sign for the Sky Bet Championship club, with the deal set to be announced as early as Wednesday.

Nicklas Bendtner is out of contract. Credit: PA

The 28-year-old has been a free agent since leaving German side Wolfsburg last season, enabling Forest to sign him outside of the transfer window, which closed last week.

Bendtner will become the 12th new arrival at Forest following the appointment of Philippe Montanier as head coach over the summer.

The Denmark international began his career at Arsenal and had loan spells at Birmingham, Sunderland and Juventus before switching to Wolfsburg in 2014.

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