Nottingham Forest have reportedly submitted an offer to Zamalek for the signature of Ahmed El-Sayed Zizo before the end of the summer transfer window.
The Reds are keen to build a competitive team so that they do not return to the lower divisions after their 23-year wait for promotion. Forest have recruited several Africans this summer, including Nigerian trio Taiwo Awoniyi, Cyriel Dessers and Emmanuel Dennis.
Now it is reported that the English Premier League club are interested in an Egyptian star. Nottingham Forest have offered £7m for Zizo. However, Zamalek would like £10m for the former Moreirense and Nacional player in Portugal and Lierse SK in Belgium.
The Reds may come back with an improved offer for the 26-year-old attacking midfielder.