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Reading FC In Battle For AFC Bournemouth Striker

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In an attempt to complete their first signing of the January transfer window, Reading are targeting Bournemouth forward Yann Kermorgant, but are not alone in their pursuit...

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Since the Cherries won promotion to the Premier League the 34-year-old has been limited to six league substitute appearances and is believed to be free to depart the Hampshire club, despite 15 goals in 38 Championship matches last season.

The link to Reading comes via The Sun's Football League reporter Tom Barclay, who reports of Reading being the stand-out side in the race for Kermorgant.

However, there are plenty of suitors for the Frenchman, who has a single cap and goal for the unofficial Brittany national team. Both Bristol City and former employers Charlton Athletic are chasing the striker, as respectively reported by Bristol Post and London24.

Should Brian McDermott add Kermorgant to his squad it may be a move reminiscent of Jason Roberts joining the club back in 2012 as an experienced target man joins to add substance and know-how to a promising attack that has fallen short of providing the killer blow in recent weeks.

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