PREMIER LEAGUE new boys Nottingham Forest are reportedly keen on a move for Connor Goldson as his Rangers contract runs down.

The defender, 29, has been identified as a potential signing for Steve Cooper as he looks to strengthen his side for the move to the English top-flight after their play-off triumph.

The Scottish Sun claim Forest are ready to offer a deal to Goldson to return south after a four-year stay at Ibrox.

It comes as Goldson's future remains up-in-the-air with no new deal agreed with Rangers and Giovanni van Bronckhorst admitting there's only a "small" chance he'll remain in Glasgow.

The latest report suggests Goldson could head back to England to join Forest and play in the top-flight alongside Scotland international Scott McKenna.

Forest star Joe Worrall - who also played for Rangers - could also be in the squad next term but it's claimed Goldson could serve as his replacement with Leicester keen on the Englishman.

Speaking on Goldson's Rangers future before the Scottish Cup final, Van Brocnkhorst said: "Regarding Connor, the club has been in talks with him to extend his contract. So far he didn't extend it.

"But, the chance he will still be a Rangers player tomorrow I think will be small but as I said, I would love to have Connor in the team next year.

"As you see quite a lot when players get out of contract, there are two possibilities. To keep playing for Rangers or move on and to have another challenge.

"I still have in my mind that he will be a part of Rangers next season. If that's my feeling or the reality we will have to watch in the coming weeks.

"I think Connor has been amazing for this team in all these years as a Rangers player.

"If it will be his last game tomorrow, I don't know right now."