- Everton are interested in signing 15-year-old Brennan Johnson
- The Nottingham Forest academy product is highly rated at the City Ground
- Johnson is an England Under-16 international and son of former striker David
Nottingham Forest have told Everton that teenage midfielder Brennan Johnson is not for sale.
Everton are keen to sign the 15-year-old and have opened talks in the hope of adding highly-rated Johnson to their academy.
Forest, however, have no intention of giving up on the England Under-16 international without a fight and any transfer could now head for a tribunal.
Frank McParland wants more academy products to make it into Nottingham Forest’s first team
Mark Warburton and McParland have issued hands-off warning to Everton for Brennan Johnson
Nottingham Forest’s new director of football Frank McParland and manager Mark Warburton want to make more of Forest’s productive academy and will underline that each prospect has a chance to progress to the first team.
Forest sold Oliver Burke to Red Bull Leipzig and have Premier League sides monitoring the likes of Ben Brereton, Joe Worrall and Arvin Appiah but the club’s new management is determined to hold onto their young stars.
Johnson is the son of former Ipswich Town and Forest striker David Johnson.