Jenas linked with Forest return

  • Last Updated: September 26 2012, 14:29 BST

Tottenham midfielder Jermaine Jenas could be set for a return to his first club Nottingham Forest, Press Association Sport understands.

Jermaine Jenas: Could be returning to Forest

Forest, where Jenas began his career and rose through the youth ranks to the first team, have revived talks about a loan move for the 29-year-old.

The npower Championship club may even have Jenas in their ranks in time for Sunday's clash against east midlands rivals Derby if a deal can be ironed out, with other clubs also interested in the one-time England international.

Forest are thought to be in the driving seat though, with the player himself particularly keen on a return to the club where he cut his teeth as a youngster after coming through the youth set-up under former Forest boss Paul Hart.

Talks had been held over a loan move back in the summer but they fell through.

Jenas, who Forest sold to Newcastle for £5million as a teenager in 2002, was named in Tottenham's 25-man Barclays Premier League squad last month.

He has been a peripheral figure at White Hart Lane in recent years though, with fitness problems meaning he last started a match for Spurs in April 2011.

A loan spell at Aston Villa was cut short last year after he suffered a season-ending Achilles injury.