Sven admits interest in Long
Leicester boss Sven Goran Eriksson has publicly admitted his interest in Reading striker Shane Long.
However, the former England manager said he is not confident of gaining the services of the Republic of Ireland international, as he feels he will move to a Premier League side.
The Foxes manager told BBC Radio Leicester: 'He is one on the list but he may end up in the Premier League this season, so it will be difficult, but he is one we have worked with.'
Reading have already rejected a bid for their star striker from West Ham and Vital Reading reported yesterday that Long could be interested in a move to the East London club.
Although, it has been reported that Sam Allardyce will move onto other targets after giving up on Long, considering the price Reading are asking for was too financially demanding.
West Brom and Celtic are still keen on the 24-year old and Reading apparently seem keen to sell their key asset as they could potentially lose him for nothing next summer, when his current contract runs out.
In other news, Noel Hunt, Jay Tabb and Ibrahima Sonko will be playing against Farnborough tonight as a Royals XI take on the Yellows at the Rushmoor Stadium.