Royals deny Reds Federici bid

Royals keen to keep hold of keeper

Federici: No Liverpool bid

Reading have denied receiving a bid from Liverpool for goalkeeper Adam Federici.

Federici, who helped Reading knock Liverpool out of the FA Cup following a stunning win at Anfield on Wednesday night, has been mooted as a possible transfer target for Rafa Benitez.

The Australian's father recently hinted that Liverpool had made contact about bringing the keeper to Anfield as back up to Pepe Reina.

However, Reading director of football Nick Hammond has moved to play down the rumours and insists they have not had any contact with Liverpool about Federici.

"I think Adam has done exceptionally well since the difficult transition from number two to number one," Hammond told the Reading Chronicle.

"But we've had no contact from anyone regarding him.

"We have a big squad and the pressure remains in terms of balancing the books.

"The key is keeping the players who are integral to us moving forward. If we trade it will be on our terms."