According to Berkshire Live, Reading have now taken winger Kyle Edwards on trial after talks over a move to Celtic.
The Bhoys have raided English football by signing Liam Shaw and Osaze Urhoghide after their Sheffield Wednesday contracts ended, and they could do it again.
The Daily Record report that Celtic have held talks with the representatives of Edwards, whose West Bromwich Albion contract has now expired.
Celtic are believed to be weighing up Edwards’ wage demands before making a firm move, but that wait may now see them miss out.
Edwards has joined Championship side Reading on trial and played 56 minutes during their 1-0 pre-season victory over Lincoln City on Saturday afternoon.
The 23-year-old could be seen as a player to come in and replace Michael Olise following his move to Crystal Palace, but this does raise an interesting situation.
Reading are currently under a transfer embargo and cannot sign players for cash; the EFL have limited them, Derby County and Hull City to loans or frees only.
Edwards is out of contract, but West Brom are due compensation due to his development at the club, meaning he wouldn’t actually be free.
Selling Olise may help reading justify a move for the ‘brilliant’ Edwards, so if Celtic want to sign the winger, they need to move quickly.