Crystal Palace striker Glenn Murray could be on his way back to Reading on a permanent basis, according to Get Reading.
Crystal Palace are currently locked in talks with Blackburn Rovers over the transfer of Rudy Gestede, who withdrew from the Rovers squad over the weekend in order to force a move to the Premier League.
Blackburn reportedly want £6 million for the Championship top scorer for 2014, but Palace are more keen on spending £4 million.
Murray, meanwhile, could be back on his way to the Madejski for £2 million, given the vast striking options that Palace hold, with Yaya Sanogo joining up with Alan Pardew’s men last week.
The 31-year-old has featured in all of Palace’s games since returning, including a 2-1 win over Tottenham Hotspur and a 3-2 win over Burnley.
Reading are running close to breaching financial fair play rules and are keen to avoid a transfer embargo, so £2 million could be out of the question for the Berkshire club.
The Royals are clearly in need of a striker after they were beaten by Fulham 2-1 on Saturday. Reading had 21 efforts at goal, with six on target, only scoring one.
Alex Kacaniklic opened the scoring in the 55th minute, before former Fulham man Pavel Pogrebnyak netted the equaliser from the corner.
Bryan Ruiz then scored the winner in added time to seal Fulham’s first three points in three games, in what was a well contested second half.
Reading move down one place after that defeat to 18thplace, having accumulated 30 points this season.
They are yet to spend in the transfer window so far.