Brad Jones’ future is no closer to being resolved after Nottingham Forest distanced themselves from a move for the Australian goalkeeper.
The 33-year-old Perth product is available on a free transfer after his five-year spell with Liverpool ended at the end of last season.
Jones had been heavily linked with Forest, with boss Dougie Freedman reportedly interested after number one Karl Darlow returned to Newcastle.
However, the Nottingham Post reported that Forest were in fact searching elsewhere and not interested in Jones, who had an ill-fated loan spell with Forest’s rivals Derby County in 2011.
It is understood top flight West Bromwich Albion along with Championship pair Birmingham City and Reading are in the race for Jones’ services.
Reading are seeking a shot-stopper following the exit of fellow Australian Adam Federici to newly promoted Premier League outfit Bournemouth.
Jones has been holidaying with his fiancée in the Maldives over the past week ahead of their wedding later in the English summer.
The former Middlesbrough custodian only managed 27 first-team appearances in his time at Anfield and was largely seen as a back-up keeper.
It appears unlikely he would opt for a return to Australia, although his hometown club Perth Glory are currently without a number one keeper following the departures of Danny Vukovic and Jack Duncan.
Glory have been linked with veteran Ante Covic following his release from Western Sydney Wanderers.comments