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Nottingham Forest face battle to keep key defender Murillo – as the club may need to SELL players to avoid breaching Premier League financial rules again… with PSG and Barcelona among the Brazilian’s suitors

Nottingham Forest face a battle to keep key centre-back Murillo as the club heads into a summer of great uncertainty.

The City Ground club, who were hit with a four-point deduction on Monday after breaching the Premier League’s profit and sustainability rules, are facing having to sell players at the end of the season to ease financial concerns with their emerging Brazilian defender among the players. who are about to leave.

Murillo, 21, has received rave reviews since arriving from Corinthians last summer and is attracting significant interest from home and abroad; with Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea and Newcastle among the Premier League teams monitoring the defender’s progress.

Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona are among his European candidates.

Nottingham Forest could face a battle to keep hold of their centre-back Murillo this summer

It comes as Nuno Espirito Santo's side were handed four points by the Premier League for breaching profit and sustainability rules.

It comes as Nuno Espirito Santo’s side were handed four points by the Premier League for breaching profit and sustainability rules.

Forest's co-owner Evangelos Marinakis could be forced to sell several key stars this summer to avoid another breach of Premier League financial rules

Forest’s co-owner Evangelos Marinakis could be forced to sell several key stars this summer to avoid another breach of Premier League financial rules

Murillo was signed for around £15 million, but Forest can expect to make a significant profit if they were to sell the centre-back.

Forest risk breaking the financial rules again next season if they do not sell one of their top stars in the summer.

In addition to Murillo, Morgan Gibbs-White and Taiwo Awoniyi are among the players likely to attract interest from rival clubs.

Mail Sport understands that both Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain are interested in Murillo

Mail Sport understands that both Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain are interested in Murillo

Morgan Gibbs-White is another key player who could be sold this summer

Morgan Gibbs-White is another key player who could be sold this summer

Forest are considering appealing the points deduction and say they are ‘extremely disappointed’ by the sanction after admitting financial losses.

An appeals committee could increase the sanction as part of the procedure for a possible appeal.


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