Reading interested in Curtis Davies

Reading are interested in signing Birmingham City defender Curtis Davies.

The centre-back is available for transfer along with the rest of The Blues squad due to the uncertainty over the clubs financial background.

The twenty seven year old has been previously linked to the Royals, where he was a reported target in the summer before they pushed forward for a deal for Watford defender Adrian Mariappa.

He is available for around £1.5 million, which is a small fee for a player of his calibre after spending the majority of his career in England’s top flight and still under contract until the summer of 2014.

The stumbling block will be his wages, where he earns just shy of £30,000 a week, which is nearing the top end of Reading wage structure, and with 4 centre backs already on their books, it would be likely Kaspars Gorkks maybe allowed to leave to welcome Davies into the squad.

Reading Manager Brian McDermott confirmed his interest in an interview with Jonny Fordham in the Reading Evening Post: “ I asked a question, you ring people regularly about certain players.”

“But as it stands there is nothing in (the pipeline). We have four centre-backs here and others who can play there.”

Any move for Davies will be dependant on the deal for TP Mazembe defender Stoppila Sunzu, who is at loggerheads with his current club to allow him to move to Reading.