The Sun has reported that the Championship club are keen on the 32-year-old goalkeeper, who hasn't played for almost 12 months due to a back-to-back knee injuries.

Forest rescinded a loan move for Federici in September after he sustained the second knee injury on Socceroos duty.

Federici last month returned to fitness, with Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe saying he'd get a chance to press his first-team claims.

The Nowra-born shot-stopper is likely third choice at Dean Court behind Asmir Begovic and Artur Boruc.

The 16-time Socceroo clearly needs regular game-time to push his case to be part of Australia's squad for Russia.

Among Federici's competition is Mitchell Langerak, Danny Vukovic, Brad Jones and Mark Birighitti, while Mat Ryan appears the clear first choice.

Forest are currently 14th in the Championship with now-dismissed boss Mark Warburton, who signed Federici in August, utilising 23-year-old Jordan Smith as his number one this season.