Champions League holders Bayern Munich have reportedly reached a pre-contract agreement to sign Reading full-back Omar Richards.
The 23-year-old will join on a four-year deal at the end of the season, according to Sky Sports.
Richards passed a medical that took place in the UK due to coronavirus restrictions and is expected to jump straight in with the first team.
The source says that pen has finally been put to paper after three months of negotiations.
He is set to be back up for Alphonso Davies at left-back, although can play further forward on the flank too.
The England Under-21 international has played 30 times for Reading this season, who are currently 5th in the Championship.
Richards came through the Reading academy to make his debut for the first team in April 2017.
Sky Sports says Bayern are also interested in Norwich full-back Max Aarons.
Bayern best team in Europe – Guardiola
Manchester City might be currently on a record-breaking 20-game winning run, but boss Pep Guardiola insists that his team are not the best on the continent.
He bestows that honour to former club Bayern. The City manager also said that Liverpool were the best English side.
He said: “The best team in Europe is Bayern Munich because they won everything, they are the best. In England the champions are Liverpool, they are the best.
“The crown, if you want to take it, you have to win. In February, March no one is champion.
“We are delighted with what we have done so far, we cannot deny it. There is a lot of work to do and I have signals that we can still improve.”
City currently have a 12-point lead at the top of the Premier League. They face Wolves on Tuesday evening as they look for their 21st consecutive win.
Only Bayern’s 23-match winning run last year and Real Madrid’s 22 successive victories in 2014 eclipses their current feat.