One in One out at Reading?

Reading Manager Brian McDermott has confirmed his interest in Swansea City striker Danny Graham this morning.

Graham, who moved to The Liberty Stadium in the summer of 2011, was top goalscorer for The Swans last season after helping fire them to Premier League survival.

He has been impressive form over the last few seasons, after being the top goalscorer in the Championship in the 2010/2011 season for Watford, before making his move to Swansea for a reported £3 million.

He has scored in his last two games for the club, but due to the form of Spanish forward Michu, he is looking for clarity on his future at the age of 27.

Reading would face competition for the player from Norwich City, with Manager Chris Hughton being a huge fans of his goalscoring ability.

It could be a strange move for Reading, as their new formation requires one striker, and Pavel Pogrebnyak has scored in his past two fixtures for the Royals. Other striker on the books in Noel Hunt, Jason Roberts and Adam Le Fondre already suggest strong competition, and it would be difficult for Graham to command a first team berth at The Madejski Stadium.

One striker who will be leaving the club in the near future, freeing up a space in their 25 man squad is academy graduate Simon Church. The player who has been on loan at Championship side Huddersfield Town this season, is in discussions regarding a permanent move to playoff hopefuls Milwall.

A fee is close to being agreed, around the £250,000 mark, although he would have to take a pay cut to move to The Den. Church is out of contract in the summer, and the chance of regular first team football will be a huge drawing point for the Welsh International.

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