Reading are expecting to complete the signing of Huddersfield Town midfielder Oliver Norwood within the next 48 hours according to sources in the south.
The 23-year-old watched Town beat his potential new employers 2-1 last night and he was said to be due for a medical at the Madejski Stadium during today.
It is believed the clubs have already agreed a fee of around £1.2m for the former Manchester United player.
Royals manager Nigel Adkins, when asked about Norwood, said: “There’s a chance something could happen.
“He’s been linked with is so we’ll have to wait and see how that one materialises.
“He’s not figured for them, so maybe there could be something in the offing.”
Norwood was pictured smiling in the stands as the match kicked off and he was reported to be chatting with Town owner-chairman Dean Hoyle – who spoke to Mark Lillis’s squad before the match – and director of football operations Ross Wilson.
Town chief executive Nigel Clibbens was also at the match to see Jacob Butterfield and Harry Bunn grab the goals which earned a first Championship win of the campaign.
Norwood will become Reading’s fourth signing of the summer transfer window, following Simon Cox – who scored their late consolation against Town – Jamie Mackie and Anton Ferdinand.