By Dan Farr; "FTBPRO".
SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA - SEPTEMBER 06: Cristian Bolanos #7 against the United States during the FIFA 2014 World Cup Qualifier at Estadio Nacional on September 6, 2013 in San Jose, Costa Rica. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Rumours are circulating on various Nottingham Forest forums claiming the club could offer free agent Christian Bolanos a contract this summer.
The Costa Rican winger, who featured heavily in his country's outstanding performance in the World Cup, is currently out of contract after being released by Copenhagen.
The rumours are fuelled by an interview with Forest owner Fawaz al-Hasawi, who supposedly said that he is interested in signing Bolanos.
Whilst the rumours have yet to gather pace, the 30-year-old could be a realistic target for the Championship club.
The winger was a part of the Costa Rica side who surprised everyone at the World Cup in Brazil by reaching the last 16, topping a group featuring powerhouse international sides such as Italy, Uruguay and England.
Bolanos was linked to a move to Wolverhampton Wanderers in 2012 for a fee thought to be around £3 million, but the deal failed to materialise.
Stuart Pearce's side will be looking to add to the signings of Matty Fryatt, who signed on a free transfer from Hull, and Lars Veldwijk, who arrived from Excelsior this summer.
Pearce has been tasked with improving the club's fortunes after they disappointingly missed out on a play-off place.
The club have released numerous players from the club who were thought to be dead weight, freeing up some space to bring in some fresh blood and to mount a promotion challenge.
Christian Bolanos would bring a lot of experience to the City Ground, having made over 50 appearances in Costa Rican colours and featuring in two World Cups.
The winger also made over 100 appearances for Danish Superliga side FC Copenhagen.
The Reds are bound to be linked with a number of players throughout the summer as Kuwaiti owner Fawaz al-Hasawi seems determined to get the historic Midlands club back to the Premier League.