DAN Gosling has turned down the chance to move to Nottingham Forest, the Daily Echo understands.

The Championship club had a bid accepted by Cherries for the midfielder, but the player rejected the approach.

Forest boss Chris Hughton previously signed Gosling when he was Newcastle United manager in 2010.

Gosling's contract with Cherries expires in the summer, but the Daily Echo understands he is keen to stay and fight for his place.

Cherries remain open to offers for the 30-year-old before the transfer window closes next week, but the former Everton ace is thought to be desperate to right the wrongs of last season and stay put to help get the club back in the Premier League.

Gosling, who is set to miss tomorrow's trip to Reading as he recovers from illness, has featured 18 times for Cherries this season, but only as a starter on nine occasions.

The former England under-21 international has scored twice this season, a brace in victory against Coventry City.

Speaking on Thursday, boss Jason Tindall told the Daily Echo: "Dan Gosling's got decisions to make in terms of what happens with his future.

"Dan Gosling's been a great servant for this football club. He's a fantastic player, extremely reliable every time he's been selected and there's no surprise that there's interest in a player like Goso."