Reading close on West Brom's Nottingham Forest-linked goalkeeper Boaz Myhill

HITC Sport understands West Brom goalkeeper Boaz Myhill is close to joining Reading.

HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club that Reading are on the verge of signing West Bromwich Albion goalkeeper Boaz Myhill.

Myhill's contract at West Brom is due to expire next month, but the deal includes an option allowing the Baggies to keep the player for another season.

However, West Brom are thought to have lined up a move for Crystal Palace's Wayne Hennessey – per the Birmingham Mail - as they look to bring in a new keeper this summer and should the Wales international arrive, it will clear the way for Myhill to leave.

The 32-year-old is understood to have turned down the offer of a new deal at the Hawthorns as he wants to be playing first-team football on a regular basis.

Myhill enjoyed a good run in the West Brom side at the back end of last season after filling in for the injured Ben Foster, but should West Brom sign Hennessey and once Foster returns from injury, Myhill is likely to find himself relegated to third choice.

A number of clubs, including Nottingham Forest, are thought to have expressed an interest in former Wales international Myhill, but it is Reading who are poised to win the race for his signature.

Reading boss Steve Clarke is in the market for a new goalkeeper following Adam Federici's departure to Bournemouth and he sees Myhill as someone who can fill the void and bring much-needed experience to his side.

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