Sunderland, Fulham and Wolves are interested in signing Reading full-back Chris Gunter, as the Welsh international’s contract runs out at the end of the season, according to Sky Sports’ Pete O’Rourke
It’s been a lacklustre season for Gunter so far who wore the captain’s armband under Nigel Adkins whilst Jem Karacan was injured, but was a stand out performer during Steve Clarke’s first game in charge.
The club have the option to extend Gunter’s stay by one year, which most fans see as important to the club. He joined the Royals in 2012, in the summer before their return to the Premier League for a fee of £2.5 million.
Reading have had a poor first half of the season and sacked manager Nigel Adkins, before hiring Steve Clarke and sit in 16th place in the Sky Bet Championship on 25 points.
Sunderland boss Gus Poyet has a tendency to sign players from lower divisions, having signed Liam Bridcutt and Will Buckley from his former club Brighton.
It is uncertain whether Clarke will be willing to let Gunter leave in the summer or January, however if the right transfer fee was tabled a move could materialise.
Gunter has experienced one season playing in the Barclays Premier League with Reading, but his lack of experience in the top-flight could be an issue.