REPORTS Nottingham Forest have agreed a loan fee for Cherries defender Tyrone Mings are understood to be untrue.

BBC Nottingham reported Forest had come to a financial arrangement with the Dorset club for the 25-year-old.

However, the Daily Echo understands no such agreement has been reached.

Speculation has claimed a host of Championship clubs are interested in signing the former Ipswich defender on loan.

In recent weeks, the likes of Aston Villa, West Bromwich Albion, Nottingham Forest and Derby County have all been linked.

Mings has played just 141 minutes of Premier League football this season, having seen his opportunities limited behind first-choice pairing Steve Cook and Nathan Ake.

Chris Mepham's arrival from Brentford has also increased competition in the heart of Cherries’ defence.

On Tuesday, boss Eddie Howe hinted at a January loan move for Mings.

Asked whether the defender could be heading out on loan, Howe said: “We will wait and see but that's a possible.

"Tyrone has been dreadfully unlucky since he joined the club.

"He's a talented player and is desperate to play."