Reading FC: 'No truth' in Shane Long bid rumoursBy Jonny Fordham
July 30, 2012
Reading and West Brom have both rejected stories linking Shane Long with a return to Madejski Stadium.
Royals boss Brian McDermott told the Reading Post that there was no truth in reports linking the club with a bid of £5.5million for the former striker.
And Baggies manager Steve Clarke has insisted that the Republic of Ireland star is not for sale.
He added: “We’ve had absolutely nothing on Shane,” said Clarke.
“There have been no bids and he’s not for sale. He’s 100 per cent part of my plans.”
Long scored 25 times for Royals in 2010/11 before he joined West Brom for around £4.5million at the start of last season.