Nottingham Forest have approached Watford regarding a possible loan deal for midfielder Philip Zinckernagel.

While the Dane only arrived at Vicarage Road in January, signing a deal until 2026, it is understood that the Hornets are not against the idea of letting him head out to the City Ground on a temporary basis.

For now, discussions are continuing between the two sides, with Watford waiting to see what options they have at their disposal before making a final decision.

After his arrival during the winter transfer window, Zinckernagel made a total of 21 appearances, scoring once and providing five assists.

He made the move to England on the back of an impressive title-winning season with Norwegian side Bodo/Glimt where he scored 19 goals and provided 24 assists in just 28 matches.

Should he leave, he will be one of a number of attacking players expected to depart during the upcoming window, with Watford currently harbouring a number of attacking options, following the arrivals of Josh King, Emmanuel Dennis, Ashley Fletcher and Kwadwo Baah this summer.

Stipe Perica is expected to be moved on, while Andre Gray has been linked with a move to Middlesbrough.

Baah could be allowed to leave on loan, but that is unlikely to be until January, with Watford keen to fully assess the player's level first before judging which move could be best for his development.