The QPR midfielder is wanted by Newcastle boss Steve McClaren.
Sylla left Aston Villa to sign with Rennes in France.
Reed does however admit that a special player would change their plans should he be available.
Liverpool are reported to have stepped up their pursuit of Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke.
The Mexican spent last season on loan at Real Madrid but may yet have a role to play at Old Trafford.
The Mexico international is set to link up with his former Spurs mentor at the MLS club after signing from Villarreal.
Newcastle's Rolando Aarons has explained why he sacrificed his holidays ahead of the upcoming Premier League campaign.
Brendan Rodgers has addressed reporters in Brisbane on the latest leg of Liverpool's pre-season tour.
The 25-year-old Aston Villa star turned down a move to Manchester City this summer.
La Liga side Getafe have signed Santiago Virgini on loan from Sunderland, with an option to make the move permanent.
Just one day after Luuk de Jong declared his wish to join Newcastle United on a permanent deal, he produced another goalless display.
Manchester United played Liverpool at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon, and it did not go according to plan for the hosts...
Michael Owen was pretty stunned at the poor performance of Manchester United this afternoon.