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Celtic Lead Race For Reading FC And Wales Star

After impressing for Wales at Euro 2016, Reading's Chris Gunter is being touted for a £1 million move to the Scottish champions.

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As if snatching assistant coach Chris Davies from Reading wasn't enough, Celtic are now keen on right-back Chris Gunter for a cut-price fee.

The 26-year-old signed a fresh two-year deal in Berkshire in February, having signed a three-year contract when joining from Nottingham Forest in 2012, which contained a optional extra-year that the Royals took up in 12 months ago.

According to Daily Mail, that also comprises of a £1 million release clause that Brendan Rodgers' Bhoys are considering taking up that option and offering Gunter potential Champions League football.

Catching the eye in France, the right-back provided a perfect cross for Sam Vokes to bury Wales' third goal in their dramatic 3-1 win over Belgium to reach the last-four of Euro 2016. However, certain pockets of the Reading faithful were unhappy with his role in celebrating England's demise at the competition, something which Gunter was keen to shrug off.

Leeds United, Middlesbrough, and Swansea City have also been linked with the defender.