Date:Tuesday November 14 2006
According to a report first published on FilGoal.com, Reading have offered the Egyptian international, Amir Azmy, the chance to join the club in January.
The 23-year-old currently playing his football at PAOK Salonika in Greece where the club are forth in the table.
Speaking exclusively with Arabic sports website FilGoal.com, the defender revealed that Reading had approached his club with an offer of £470,000 for the player (€700,000).
'Reading sent an official offer to PAOK, the offer is worth €700,000 and they want me to join them in January," the player told the site.
Azmy said that playing in the Premiership with Reading is a very attractive offer but he was adamant that his loyalties lay with his current employer:
'Playing in the Premier League is the dream of any footballer,
'Of course, I would like to play in The Premiership. But if now isn't the right time, then so be it.
'I don't want PAOK fans to think that I am abandoning the team because I love and respect the club and its supporters.
'PAOK is my home and the place where I became a star.'
Reading FC has yet to confirm or deny whether this is true; the club usually conduct their transfer business in private.
Meanwhile, Reading have been linked with Birmingham stars Matthew Upson and David Dunn.
David Sullivan the co-owner of the club is eager to cash in on the players who are soon out of contract.
Dunn`s contract will be over in June while Upson is refusing to put pen to paper on a new deal.
Newcastle, Liverpool and Spurs join the Royals in the list of names vying for the player`s signatures.
Matthew Upson has featured for the Royals before; he joined the club on loan from Arsenal in the 2002/03 season. The central defender played 13 games while at the Madejski Stadium.
Stats: Wigan v Reading (Saturday April 19 2014)
Key man watch: Shaun Maloney (Friday April 18 2014)
Forgotten man on verge of Royals exit (Friday April 18 2014)
The Opposition View - Wigan (Thursday April 17 2014)
Team news: Wigan vs Reading (Thursday April 17 2014)
Midfielder frustrated with red return (Wednesday April 16 2014)
Player Ratings - Leicester (H) (Wednesday April 16 2014)
Royals back in play-offs with Foxes point (Wednesday April 16 2014)
Stats: Reading v Leicester (Tuesday April 15 2014)
Adkins satisfied with crucial point (Tuesday April 15 2014)
|Edwards - We Need Semi Final Atmopshere
» Yeovil : 19/04/2014 23:15:00
|Johnson Delighted With Continued Fight
» Yeovil : 19/04/2014 23:03:00
|Pearson - Hails Discipline
» Leicester City : 19/04/2014 22:38:00
|Holloway Proud After Middlesbrough Display
» Millwall : 19/04/2014 22:22:00
|We need to change - Karanka
» Middlesbrough : 19/04/2014 22:12:00
|McCarthy - Missed Opportunities
» Ipswich : 19/04/2014 22:11:00
|Boro run ends
» Middlesbrough : 19/04/2014 22:00:00