Reading FC are expected to announce the signing of Torino winger Lucas Boye on loan, the Chronicle understands.

Courtney Friday has said the 23-year-old has undergone a medical with the club and the loan deal is very close to being completed.

Boye, who spent last season on loan at AEK Athens, began his career at River Plate.

Nicknamed 'The Bull', the winger has also spent time with Celta and although he primarily plays on the wing, he also can play centre forward.