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Reading Linked With Move For Out Of Favour Bournemouth Striker

We have our first rumour of deadline day as Lewis Grabban has been rumoured to be on Reading's radar.

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This morning's The Sun newspaper has linked Bournemouth striker Lewis Grabban with a move to the Madejski Stadium on deadline day (p52).

The 28 year old only rejoined the Cherries from Norwich in January, but is yet to score in 20 appearances, and has fallen out of favour with boss Eddie Howe, who is now trying to offload Grabban before the window slams shut tonight.

This seem's to be exactly what Reading need, a pacy striker who is avalible to get and also has a decent goal scoring record at this level - Grabban 12 goals in 36 games for Norwich in 2014/15 and 22 goals 44 games for Bournemouth in 2013/14.

However, to me there appear to be some slight hiccups. Firstly, Reading are not the only club linked with. On Monday, Derby County were rumoured to be interested in him according to the Derby Telegraph, who also named Fulham and Wolves as clubs interested. The Sun has today added Bristol City and Leeds to the list of Grabban's potential suitors.

Furthermore, Reading would surely only be interested in a loan deal for the striker, yet it is only a permanent move that has been suggested in both the Sun and Derby Telegraph. Considering he moved to Dean Court for £7 million in January, the fee this time around is likely to be around the same, and quite frankly Reading won't be spending that sort of money. Derby have been known to splash the cash in this division, spending £8 on Matej Vydra already, whilst Bristol City will be looking to reinvest the £15 million they received for Jonathan Kodija yesterday.

So sadly, I think a move for Grabban is unlikely unless Bournemouth don't mind sending him out on loan, which also seems unlikely when they are set to be offered around £6 million for him to be taken off their hands permanently.