Newcastle United winger has these two clubs chasing him ahead of deadline day
Newcastle are looking to move several players on who are no longer part of Steve Bruce’s first team plans and Atsu falls into that category.
The deadline for domestic deals to be done is 5pm Friday, with the two Championship clubs keen on the winger.
Forest were first linked with Atsu back in January when there was also interest from Blackburn Rovers and Fulham.
Watford are said to be leading the battle to sign him this window. Bruce has previously stressed how important it is to move on some of the fringe players.
Henri Saivet and Achraf Lazaar are also available for a move before deadline day.
Earlier this summer, Bruce said: "We can't just keep collecting them (players),” said Bruce when asked about whether he needs to sell to buy in the remainder of this window.
"We've got five or six training with the under-23s.
“It's not going to be healthy at all for anyone so that's got to be part of the remit between now and the end of the window.
“We'll see. As I've said, I've been delighted with what we've done.
"We've brought in four or five new players and I'm sure they will be really good additions to the squad. At this particular moment, only two have gone so we have to try and make room and let others move on as well.”