Nottingham Forest sign Ryan Mendes, Nelson Oliveira on season-long loans

Nottingham Forest have confirmed the loan signings of Benfica forward Nelson Oliveira and Lille winger Ryan Mendes.

Forest were placed under a transfer embargo in February for breaching Financial Fair Play rules, but that has since been lifted in part to allow the Championship club to sign players on loan.

Oliveira, 24, has 14 caps for Portugal and will spend the rest of the 2015-16 campaign on loan at The City Ground.

The forward has already played in English football before with Swansea, and has spent time in France and England with Rennes and Deportivo La Coruna respectively.

Cape Verde international Mendes made three appearances for Lille this season, and the 25-year-old will be eligible for Forest's trip to QPR after the international break.