Skysports.com understands Reading are eyeing a move for Chesterfield hotshot Craig Davies.
Davies is out of contract at the end of the season and, as he is 24, he is available on a free transfer this summer.
Davies has enjoyed a superb season with Chesterfield, netting 17 goals and helping them to the top of League Two.
A number of clubs in the Championship and League One are thought to be monitoring Davies' situation and are ready to make a move for him on a free transfer.
Reading are hoping to steal a march on their rivals by offering the Wales international a lucrative contract to make the move to the Madejski Stadium.
Chesterfield would be loath to lose the former Manchester City trainee, but face the possibility of seeing the player leave for nothing in the summer.