Reading striker Danny Loader is attracting the interest of Manchester United, according to a reliable source.
Sky Sports News report that “United are one of several Premier League clubs considering a bid for Reading’s talented young striker”.
The 20-year-old, who made his debut under Jaap Stam as a 16-year-old, almost left the Madejski Stadium on deadline day last summer.
Loader was heading for a move to Wolves, but the deal fell through and shortly after he said: “Everyone knows a Premier League club tried to sign me in the transfer window, but it wasn’t to be.
“I’m very ambitious, my dream is to play on the biggest stage and you never know when these opportunities will come around again.
“I hope that is understandable. To be clear I never handed in a transfer request and I trained on Thursday and Friday.
“I’ve been at Reading for years and I’ll always be respectful towards the club. I’m still a Reading player and that means I will give 100 per cent, as I always have done.
“My focus now is to continue to build on the positives I had last season and always looking on where I can improve. Thanks for all your continued support.”
The speedy Loader is though out of contract this summer and apparently talks on a new deal have stalled with the Royals and United are interested in signing the former England youth player, who has made six first-team appearances this season.