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Reports in Poland have linked Deniss Rakels with a move away from Ekstraklasa side KS Cracovia.

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Remember Kaspars Gorkšs? Of course you did. Despite his form declining during his spell at the Madejski Stadium he is still remembered fondly by Reading fans. Gorkšs was of course the first Latvian ever to play for the Royals but a new transfer rumour has suggested another one could be set for a January move to Berkshire.

According to Sport.pl, Deniss Rakels could leave KS Cracovia this transfer window. His agent Jaroslaw Kolakowsk told the website that Rakels will probably move abroad, and England specifically, in the coming days. Rakels only signed a new contract last September but that deal apparently included a €500,000 (£380,000) release clause.

The report suggests that Legia Warszawa and Belgian side Club Brugge are competing with Reading to sign the forward who has 15 caps for his country.

Rakels has certainly impressed in the first half of the Ekstraklasa season scoring 15 goals in 20 appearances. Last season he scored 11 in 33 appearances so he certainly knows where the goal is.

If Rakels does make the move to Reading then he would be the second player in half a year to make the move from Poland. Orlando Sá moved from the Polish capital last summer but despite a decent start, and an impressive Ekstraklasa goalscoring pedigree, he now looks set to move away from Reading. The club's resident Polish scout must be hoping Rakels is more successful if this rumour turns out to be more than just hot air.

Here's a video of Rakels' goals and assist so far this season. What do you think of this rumour?