In what seems a very ambitious move, Reading have reportedly spoken to Manchester United in an attempt to sign striker Danny Welbeck on loan for the remainder of the season.
The forward has come through the ranks at Old Trafford, and has been a key figure for the club this season in their attempt to re-gain the Premier League trophy from arch rivals Manchester City.
We are still awaiting official confirmation the Royals have made a move for the England International, who has played 22 times for The Red Devils this season.
Reading Manager Brian McDermott is looking to add Premier League experience to his side in their battle to avoid relegation, and the lure of bringing in a player with the talent of Welbeck could lead to a new chain of players being interested in a move to The Madejski Stadium.
It would be a surprising move by Alex Ferguson to let the striker leave on loan, after allowing Angelo Henriquez to join Wigan Athletic last week.