Reading striker Kevin Doyle has hinted he could be set to depart the Madejski Stadium before the close of the transfer window.
Reports on Thursday suggested Aston Villa are interested in signing the Republic of Ireland international as Martin O'Neill looks to bolster his attacking options.
Doyle responded to the speculation by insisting he was in the dark over the rumours, but has now intimated that a deal could be on the horizon.
He said in the Daily Express: "I would expect something to happen before the transfer window closes."
The 24-year-old joined Reading from Cork City in 2005, and has netted 37 league goals in 115 appearances since the switch.