Reading FC goalkeeper Vito Mannone has been offered an escape route to America.

The 30-year-old is not part of Jose Gomes’ first-team plans and has been told to train away from the first team.

It is believed the former Sunderland stopper is now wanted by Major League Soccer outfit Minnesota United on loan.

Mannone’s departure is expected be to confirmed before the end of the week. He will then link up with MLS Western Conference side Minnesota, managed by ex-Everton Adrian Heath, for training ahead of the regular season which runs from March to October followed by the play-offs.

The Italian keeper is no longer wanted by Gomes following the loan signing of Emiliano Martinez from Arsenal last month for the rest of the campaign.

The 26-year-old Argentine impressed on his home debut on Saturday when Royals drew 0-0 with Aston Villa in a game now infamous for Tyrone Mings’ alleged stamp on Nelson Oliveira’s face.

Mannone had used social media to voice his displeasure at the way he and transfer-listed Royals David Meyler, Marc McNulty and Dave Edwards were being treated after being told they were free to leave.

But Mannone’s likely exit means all four have now departed Madejski Stadium.

Meyler and McNulty secured loan moves to Coventry City and Hibernian respectively, while Edwards sealed a permanent move back to Shrewsbury Town.

A busy January transfer window also saw Royals sell Leandro Bacuna to Premier League Cardiff City for £4m and Tiago Ilori to Sporting Lisbon for £2.2m.

A host of other players left Reading or were loaned out including Pele Clement (Zwolle), Josh Sims (Southampton), Axel Andressson (Viking), Adrian Popa (Ludogorets, loan), Luke Southwood (Eastleigh, loan), Ben House (Swindon, loan), Lewis Ward (Forest Green Rovers, loan) and Darren Sidoel (KSV Roeselare, loan).

USA international striker Andrija Novakovic is also on loan at Dutch outfit Fortuna Sittard for the current season.

Gomes signed five players on loan in January – Matt Miazga (Chelsea), Ovie Ejaria (Liverpool), Lewis Baker (Chelsea), Martinez (Arsenal) and Oliveira (Norwich).

The Portuguese boss reflected on the club’s January business, saying: “We must start working again because in the summer, with the number of loan players we have, we must bring in new players again.

“A football club must work like that and prepare for these changes. The club has shown they are ready to find the answer. Under Financial Fair Play rules we brought in players with very high quality with very good money.

“With some of them the clubs they came from pay part of their salary so we have done a very, very good job”

Meanwhile, the Chronicle understands Oliveira did not suffer concussion during the controversial incident with Mings on Saturday, but will miss Saturday’s trip to Sheffield Wednesday while his injuries heal.

The 27-year-old striker suffered a broken nose and deep cuts after he was caught by Mings’ studs and required surgery on Monday.

Ex-Reading striker Dave Kitson argued Mings’ acted deliberately and deserves a 10-match ban, while ex-Premier League referee Mark Halsey called on the Football Association to take tough action.

However, as referee Geoff Eltringham saw the incident and did not book Mings, the FA are unable to take the matter further and Mings escapes with no punishment.