WYCOMBE EYE FORRESTER SWOOP
By Stephen Bateman
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
NORTHAMPTON TOWN star Jamie Forrester could be about to make a switch to Division Two rivals Wycombe Wanderers, with Tony Naylor being lined-up by Cobblers boss Kevin Wilson as his replacement.
Town's press officer, Gareth Willsher, revealed to planetfootball.com that the club had received an approach from Wycombe over Forrester's availability.
"There have been tentative negotiations, although it is by no means straightforward," he confirmed.
"As yet Jamie hasn't actually been involved in the talks and he is about to head off on the pre-season tour of Ireland, so any developments are unlikely to happen within the next few days.
"Kevin is aware that he is facing a one-in one-out scenario and he has spoken to Tony Naylor.
"I would imagine that if Jamie went to Wycombe there would be a fair chance that the Naylor deal would happen."
Forrester, 26, has notched 72 league goals in his 219 starts to date and has enjoyed a career that has taken in such diverse clubs as Auxerre, Leeds United, Grimsby Town and FC Utrecht.
It is understood that Wycombe have tabled a £200,000 bid for the Bradford-born striker - a figure which represents a massive climbdown from the £1 million price-tag which Wilson placed upon him last year.
Naylor, meanwhile, is out-of-contract after failing to agree terms with Port Vale and a move to Sixfields would be a far more attractive proposition than a switch to Third Division Cheltenham Town - a club which are also reportedly targeting the 34-year-old.