Reading FC tracking Birmingham City's Curtis DaviesBy Jonny Fordham
January 25, 2013
Birmingham City centre-back Curtis Davies is being tracked by Reading.
Cash-strapped Blues are looking to off-load some of their most valuable assets and the 27-year-old defender has been the subject of an approach by Royals boss Brian McDermott.
“I asked a question, you ring people regularly about certain players,” confirmed McDermott.
“But as it stands there is nothing (in the pipeline). We have four centre-backs here and other players who can play there.”
McDermott knows if he waits until the final day of the transfer window on Thursday it is likely he could snap up the former England international for a knockdown price.
However, Reading are unlikely to want to match his current wage demands of around £28,000 per week.
But with Academy product Alex Pearce still stalling on signing a new deal at Madejski Stadium, Royals are looking at all their options.
The transfer saga of TP Mazembe centre-back Stopilla Sunzu also looks set to drag on with his club insisting that the Zambia star is under contract until 2015.
“They have him until 2015 is what they are saying, that’s all I know,” said McDermott who had a closer look at the 6ft 3ins defender during a four-day trial last week.
“We will either do something or we won’t, I don’t know what’s happening at the moment.
“He’s a great guy and we’ve known him since he was very young.
“I imagine that, knowing this window as I do, next week will be interesting. We could do something, it’s a possibility.
“We’ve had inquiries for players, but nothing of any note. We shall see what happens after the game on Saturday. Quite exciting, isn’t it?”