Sport » Reading FC » Articles »

Rodgers linked with January swoop for Alex Pearce

Published: 8 Nov 2012 10:300 comments

BRENDAN Rodgers could be set to raid his former club in a bid to take Alex Pearce to Liverpool.

Red alert: Ex-Reading boss Brendan Rodgers wants to take Alex Pearce to Liverpool, according to reports.
Pic: Chris Forsey.

Contract talks between Pearce and Royals have stalled, with the 23-year-old defender's current deal set to expire next summer.

Royals may now be forced to cash in during the January transfer window, with former manager Rodgers believed to be showing a strong interest.

Pearce was named Reading's Chronicle-sponsored Player of the Year last season, but has lost his place in the first team in recent weeks.

Royals boss Brian McDermott explained: "We spoke to Alex yesterday (Wednesday) so it's between him and the club now.

"I hope Alex stays and I would like him to sign. But January is approaching and if he hasn't signed we will see where we are."

Meanwhile, McDermott played down rumours linking the club with a move for Arsenal's out-of-favour Andrey Arshavin, 31, in January.

"He is not a Reading player and I won't comment on players at other clubs in the same division as us," he insisted.

Contract talks between Reading and striker Simon Church have also hit a deadlock.

The Wales international this week joined Huddersfield Town on loan for a month.

Jump to first paragraph.


Have your say - post a comment on this article

Registered users log in here
If you are registered with us, you can login here. If you are not registered, please do so now. Once logged in you wont have to complete word verification each time you post.