Sky Bet Championship side Reading are set to sign midfielder George Evans from Manchester City on a permanent deal, according to getreading.
The 21-year-old highly rated youngster has been on loan at Walsall since October, and scored four goals in 16 appearances for the Saddlers.
However, he was recalled by City yesterday and could potentially be on his way to Berkshire.
Evans is the first player to represent every age group from Under-8s to the first team for Manchester City by coming on as a substitute in their Capital One Cup victory against Sunderland back in September.
This deal may not be a surprise as manager Brian McDermott spoke last Thursday about potentially bringing in a young midfielder this January, and Evans seems to be a good fit.
Reading are looking to strengthen their squad after a disappointing defeat at MK Dons, a result which leaves them 14th in the Championship table, 11 points of the play-offs, and 10 points clear of the bottom three.
With potential deal for Yann Kermorgant and speculaiton around the future of striker Orlando Sá, McDermott is looking for a re-shuffle for the first team for a push for the play-offs.
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