Reading manager Nigel Adkins is thought to be weighing up a bid for Leyton Orient defender Elliot Omozusi.
The full-back made 50 appearances last season as Gary Johnson's side reached the League One playoff final.
His contract at Brisbane Road was due to expire earlier this summer before the O's triggered a 12-month extension clause.
However, that may not deter the Royals from making an approach for the 25-year-old if they decide that he will be able to make the step up to the Championship, according to Sky Sports News.
Omozusi started his career at Fulham, making eight Premier League appearances before his 2010 release.