Nottingham Forest's new owners are hoping to show their ambition by attempting to lure Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Jermaine Jenas back to the City Ground.

The Championship side are now owned by the Al Hasawi family and are keen to strengthen the club in order to compete at the top of the table and secure promotion to the Premier League.

Forest have already appointed a new manager in Sean O'Driscoll and now working on identifying players that would help them become a real force in an extremely competitive Championship next season.

Jermaine Jenas
Jermaine Jenas in action for Tottenham against Wigan [Reuters] believes that Nottingham Forest have already made contact with the advisor of Jenas as they attempt to lure him back to the club where he first made his name.

The 29-year-old came through the academy at Forest and spent just one season in the first team before being snapped up by Newcastle United and remaining on Tyneside for three years.

He then joined Tottenham in 2005 for a fee believed to be around £7million and went on to make more than 150 league appearances for the club before injuries and a loss of form saw him become a bit part player.

Jenas was then loaned out to Aston Villa last season where he once again struggled with injuries. He made just three appearances before rupturing his Achilles and missing more than six months of action.

While Jenas had seemingly fallen out of favour with Harry Redknapp, he may want to try and prove his worth to new boss Andre Villas-Boas who will undoubtedly offer players a clean slate at the club.

Forest will be hoping that the allure of regular first team football may be enough to persuade the former England international to make a return to his hometown club.