Royals rules out Kebe exit

McDermott confirms contract talks are ongoing

Kebe: In discussions with Reading over a new contract

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Reading manager Brian McDermott has ruled out selling Jimmy Kebe before the transfer window shuts on Wednesday evening.

The 27-year-old has only 12 months left on his current deal at the Madejski Stadium and rumours have persisted throughout the summer that the club may be tempted to cash in on the French winger rather than lose him for free next summer.

Big spending Leicester City are one of the clubs linked with a last minute bid for the former Lens star, with the Foxes still keen to add another attacking player to their expensively assembled squad.

However, Royals boss McDermott confirmed he has no intention of selling Kebe and revealed talks are ongoing about an extension to his current deal.

"At this moment in time we're still in talks with Jimmy," McDermott told the Crowthorne and Sandhurst Times.

"That's where we are. He won't be going anywhere before the window closes.

"It's just down to the club and Jimmy to sort out his contract. With just one year left, we are keen to keep him here at Reading, as I have always said."