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Reading FC Transfer Rumour Round Up - 24th August

With the transfer window shutting in just eight days time, Jacob returns to round up the latest transfer rumours around Reading FC.

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Arrivals

Robert Beric

Just as speculation regarding Beric was cooling, Sky Sports Austria reported that Reading had made another offer for the Rapid Vienna forward but one that would only be considered after the second leg of the Austrian side's Champions League play-off against Shakhtar on Tuesday.

Fernando Forestieri

We haven't heard anything from the Reading side on this potential signing but according to Leeds reporter Phil Hay, Leeds are close to signing the man from Watford but the player himself seems reluctant to move up north. Hay goes on to say that Forestieri is looking to move to a club further south in England with Reading having made an approach for him.

Gyasi Zardes

This would be a very impressive signing if we managed to pull it off. Fox News have reported that both Brighton and Reading were interested in American international Zardes who currently plays with Robbie Keane and Steven Gerrard at LA Galaxy. However, Reading reporter Charles Watts thinks it's very unlikely that Zardes will be joining the Royals this summer.

Matej Vydra

Vydra only just signed permanently for newly promoted Watford 6 months ago but Vydra has been an unused substitute in the club's first 2 games before being left out of the squad completely for the 0-0 draw at the weekend against Southampton. Steve Clarke did say in an interview that it would be difficult to bring the striker to the Madejski this summer, stating that "the striker would be wanting Premier League football", which (at the present time!) Reading cannot offer him. However, as a footballer you want to be playing regular football and if it involves stepping down a division to do that, Vydra may consider a move to the Royals if a reasonable bid is put in.

Nathaniel Chalobah

Speculation has cooled recently over this proposed loan deal but there is still an interest from Steve Clarke who will consider his options in midfield despite already having a lot of options in middle of the park with Williams, Norwood, Quinn, Tshibola and Alex Fernandez already very good options to have at Championship level.

Departures

Michael Hector

The only player who has been linked out of the club as we approach deadline day so far. The emergence of the new centre back pairing of Paul McShane and the brilliant form that Anton Ferdinand has hinted that we may see Hector struggling to get back in the starting 11. Although it's early days, Hector will be looking to play regular football at his age and if that doesn't seem to be at Reading then he may prefer a move elsewhere with Crystal Palace rumoured to sign the defender according to The Guardian newspaper.