Reading are set to end their long hunt for a striker by bringing in Lewis Grabban on loan. According to numerous sources, the 29-year-old will join the club on loan until the end of the season.
The story was first run by the Bournemouth Echo, before other outlets started to confirm it:
Bournemouth striker Lewis #Grabban going to Reading on loan until end of season #afcb— Ed Aarons (@ed_aarons) January 31, 2017
Lewis Grabban was told this morning he could leave Bournemouth on-loan - a number of clubs came in, but Reading are getting him.— Graeme Bailey (@GraemeBailey) January 31, 2017
One of those teams was apparently Leeds United, but Phil Hay at the Yorkshire Evening Post claimed Reading are ahead of the Yorkshire side in the race.
Re: Lewis Grabban rumours. Colleagues on the south coast think he's going to Reading. #lufc— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) January 31, 2017
We'll have more on this story as it develops, so stay tuned to The Tilehurst End.