To begin with, Gaston Campi, and the burning question: didn't he just arrive? Well, the Argentine is on trial, with contrasting reports as to how, and whether, the Royals will sign the defender. His performance at Swindon hardly set the world alight and yet Diario Ole expect Campi to sign on loan, essentially for free, in addition to a $1.6 million (£1.2m) fee agreed to make the move permanent.
El propio Campi me confirmó que su préstamo por un año al Reading de Segunda fue sin cargo y con opción de compra de 1,6 dólares brutos.— Nicolás Montalá (@NicoMontala) July 20, 2016
In contrast, GetReading believe that Jaap Stam would prefer to bring through an academy player than sign the 25-year-old. Who's correct? Time will tell.
Staying with the defence, and Daily Mail are reporting of Hull City meeting Chris Gunter's £1.1m release clause. Wimb has already detailed in length whether such a deal is good for Reading, or one we can complain about, although it is once again unclear if he's actually heading out. That is because GetReading report that no bid has been received. Troublemakers, are our Podcast Extra co-hosts...
In addition, the local news outlet are saying that Paolo Hurtado is due to depart for Vitoria Guimaraes on a permanent transfer, the Peruvian having spent the second half of 2015/16 on loan with the Portuguese outfit.
Finally, former Reading midfielder Conor Shaughnessy has been given a trial with Leeds United, playing for their Under-21 side last week.