Reading in talks to sign Leicester's Liam Moore

Leicester's Liam Moore

HITC Sport understands Leicester City defender is a target for Reading.

Leicester's Liam Moore

Reading are in talks to sign Leicester City defender Liam Moore, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

Moore has struggled for first-team football at Leicester during the last two seasons and Reading are hoping to lure the former England under-21 international away from the King Power Stadium.

Leicester Cty's Jamie Vardy (L) and Liam Moore before the start

Moore, who played a big role in Leicester`s 2013/14 promotion to the Premier League, found himself down the pecking order last season due to the form of the likes of Wes Morgan and Robert Huth.

The 23-year-old spent the first half of last season on loan at Bristol City and a number of clubs have made enquiries about signing Moore for next season if he does not figure in Claudio Ranieri's plans.

Mansfield Town's Matt Green and Leicester City's Liam Moore

Rotherham United have shown an interest in taking Moore on loan, but Reading are hoping to win the race for his signature by making a move for the centre-back on a permanent basis.

Jaap Stam

Reading have opened talks with Leicester to see if they would consider selling Moore as new Royals boss Jaap Stam looks to bolster his defensive options ahead of the new season.

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