Nottingham Forest's Cotterill wants to keep Wes Morgan

Wes Morgan
Morgan is out of contract at the end of the season

Nottingham Forest boss Steve Cotterill insists he does not want to sell long-serving centre-half Wes Morgan.

Morgan is out of contract at the end of the season and was the subject of two bids from East Midlands rivals Leicester City at the end of last week.

But even though Morgan could leave on a free transfer in the summer, Cotterill is eager to keep the 27-year-old.

He told BBC Radio Nottingham: "They have bid again and that has been turned down. I don't want to sell Wes."

Leicester's initial bid on Thursday was thought to be around £500,000, and Forest also rejected a second bid before Saturday's defeat by West Ham.

Morgan returned to the Reds side on Saturday after an ankle injury and played his part in a much-improved display at Upton Park.

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