Shorey set for Royals talks

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Reading are set to hold talks with Nicky Shorey over a new deal later this week, skysports.com can confirm.

The Royals are hoping to agree a contract extension with Shorey to keep him at the Madejski Stadium.

Shorey enjoyed a superb debut season in the Premier League last term and won a call-up to the England side for the friendly with Brazil in June.

The full-back's form has seen attract the interest of other clubs and Reading are hoping to ward off any potential suitors by tying Shorey down to a new long-term deal.

Shorey's agent David Giess confirmed talks were due to take place this week over the player's contract.

"Talks are scheduled for later this week regarding Nicky now Reading are back from South Korea," Giess told skysports.com.

"We will see how talks go and we hope for a successful conclusion."