Newcastle United face competition from Everton for defender's signature

Nottingham Forest defender Joe Worrall is wanted by both Newcastle United and Everton in the January transfer window.

Thursday, 28th November 2019, 5:00 pm
Updated Thursday, 28th November 2019, 5:05 pm
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 27: Ilias Chair of Queens Park Rangers 
battles for possession with Joe Worrall of Nottingham Forest	during the Sky Bet Championship match between Queens Park Rangers and Nottingham Forest at The Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium on November 27, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 27: Ilias Chair of Queens Park Rangers battles for possession with Joe Worrall of Nottingham Forest during the Sky Bet Championship match between Queens Park Rangers and Nottingham Forest at The Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium on November 27, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)

Reports suggest United sent scouts to the Loftus Road to check out the 22-year-old central defender in Wednesday’s 4-0 Championship win over QPR.

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Worrall, who is a former England youth international, has stated every game for Forest this season, with Sabri Lamouchi’s men impressing in the second tier. Forest are fourth in the Championship, five points off the automatic promotion spots.