Michail Antonio: Nottingham Forest turn down Derby County bid

Michail Antonio
Michail Antonio scored 15 goals in 49 appearances for Nottingham Forest last season

Nottingham Forest have rejected an offer from Derby County for winger Michail Antonio, Forest boss Dougie Freedman has confirmed.

Freedman left the 25-year-old winger out of his matchday squad for Tuesday's 0-0 draw with Charlton.

He claimed Antonio was "not in the right frame of mind" to play against the Addicks at the City Ground.

"We got a bid which we rejected, which we have the right to do," Reds boss Freedman told BBC Radio Nottingham.

"We have been speaking to Michail and did not think he was in the right frame of mind to play a game of football."

Antonio, who has scored three goals in three appearances for Forest this season, joined the club in August 2014 from Sheffield Wednesday for a fee of about £1.5m.

He has been linked with a move to the Premier League in recent weeks.

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