Skysports.com understands that Reading are interested in Hull City defender Paul McShane.
The Royals look set to lose Matt Mills this summer after it emerged earlier on Thursday that a fee had been agreed with Championship rivals Leicester.
McShane has now been identified as a potential replacement and Reading manager Brian McDermott is believed to be considering a move.
25-year-old McShane admitted last month that he was unsure whether he had a future at Hull after being sent out to Barnsley for a loan spell last season.
McShane has previously spent time with Walsall, Brighton, West Brom and Sunderland, having started his senior career at Manchester United.