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Reading To Sign A Striker Late On Deadline Day?

It seemed as though Reading wouldn't be bringing in anyone on transfer deadline day, but a rumour has emerged late in the day.

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There are just two hours to go until the transfer window slams shut, but are Reading about to shock everyone and bring in a striker? Lewis Grabban was linked this morning, and then this evening it was revealed that Gabby Agbonlahor and Conor Washington have turned down moves to the Madejski Stadium.

However, according to Serbian media outlet Mozzart Sport, Valeri Bojinov could be the new front man for the Royals. The Bulgarian has played for 13 clubs in a 14 year career, including European giants Juventus and Manchester City. However it is fair to say that his stock has fallen dramatically since then, and the 30 year old currently plays for FK Partizan, who finished as runners-up in the Serbian Superliga last season.

Bojinov only moved last summer, and scored 18 goals in 31 league appearances last season, as well as featuring in the Europa League. He has started this campaign with four goals in seven games. Partizan rejected bids of  2 million from Sporting Gijón and Rayo Vallecano, but could now let him go to Reading.

The report mentions no fee, but claims that the Royals will offer the striker, who has seven goals for his country, €600,000 a year, which is around £510,000 (so effectively £10,000 a week). This is three times what Bojinov currently earns, which could swing the deal.

With very little time left and GetReading's Charles Watts suggesting no business is being done, this rumour is certainly a long shot, so don't get your hopes up folks!