Kebe expects Royals exit

Winger turns down offer of new deal

Jimmy Kebe: Expects to leave Reading after rejecting offer of a new deal

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Jimmy Kebe has revealed he expects to leave Reading in either January or the summer.

The Malian winger is out of contract in the summer and the Royals have offered their 27-year-old star an improved deal in an effort to keep him at the Madejski Stadium.

However, Kebe has rejected the proposed terms of an extension, and now appears to be on the verge of a move away from Berkshire.

"I read the newspaper and (director of football) Nick Hammond was saying they offered me an extremely good contract, but I don't think so," Kebe told the Reading Post.

"I've talked to them since the beginning of the season and said I really wanted to stay. They keep saying they really want me to stay, but they don't show me in terms of a contract.

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"Now I'm afraid I will leave in January or in the summer. A good contract for them is obviously not a good contract for me, so we will see in the next transfer window what will happen.

"I really want to stay and have talked to the manager (Brian McDermott) since pre-season, but we can't agree on the terms of the contract.

"There is no point for me to sign for one more year. We have talked for three or four months now and they offered me a 'top end' contract and I've refused it."