Football: Nottingham Forest eye All Whites striker Chris Wood as English Premier League trade deadline looms

All Whites striker Chris Wood may be on the move in the English Premier League, as the competition's trade deadline looms.

Sky Sports is reporting Wood, currently with Newcastle United, may be loaned to Nottingham Forest for the rest of the season, with an option to buy in future.

The EPL trade window opened on January 1 and closes at the end of the month, but Forest have seemingly already begun the process of signing Wood, who has scored four goals in 25 appearances with the Magpies, since signing on for a reported 25 million pounds (NZ$48 million) 12 months ago.

Previously, he scored 49 goals in 144 outings for Burnley and is the All Whites' leading international scorer, with 33 goals in 70 games.

Wood, 31, became New Zealand's fifth EPL player, when he debuted for West Bromwich Albion against Portsmouth in April 2009. 

Previously, he has expressed a desire to stay at Newcastle beyond his current contract.

"Especially with the way the clubs is going, I’d love to be here long-term or even longer than that,” he told Newcastle Chronicle. “I still believe I have a big part to play here.

"I have not shown my best football here yet, but hopefully I can do that, given the chance. If not, I am here to support the club and push them in the right direction.

"I am committed here and want to be here."

Newcastle currently sit fourth on the Premier League table, Nottingham Forest 13th.