Royals chase Surman
Reading are favourites to sign Southampton starlet Andrew Surman.
Southampton have accepted that their prized asset won't want to play League One football next season.
The Saints now look to sell the England Under-21 to help resolve their financial situation.
Reading have expressed their interest for Surman in previous years, but the local boy showed his loyalty to the Saints.
Surman also generated Premiership interest. The likes of Everton, Aston Villa, Stoke and Fulham were all weighing up a bid for the midfielder.
However, Steve Coppell is confident that he can tempt Surman to the Madejski Stadium to boost his squad for what could be playing Premiership football next season.