Royals eye Bees and Spurs

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Reading look set to pounce for Brentford defender Kevin O'Connor in the New Year.

The Championship leaders have been given the go-ahead to strengthen their squad during the approaching transfer window, and it is reported that O'Connor heads manager Steve Coppell's list of potential targets.

Although the former Crystal Palace boss is refusing to reveal names, The Royals are also understood to be preparing a raid on Tottenham in an attempt to lure stopper Calum Davenport to the Madejski Stadium.

The England Under-21 star has previously been allowed to leave White Hart Lane on loan, although Spurs may decide to cut him loose if they receive the right offer.

"We've got our eye on the market, but that's all I'll say," Coppell told the Reading Chronicle. "I won't discuss individuals.

"However, it's important to take stock at this time of year when there's an opportunity in January."