Royals eye Jol target
Martin Jol faces a possible scrap with Reading if he wants to wrap up a permanent deal to sign Pavel Pogrebnyak for Fulham.
The Cottagers boss has already offered the 28-year-old Russia international £20,000 a week to stay at Craven Cottage after he impressed on loan from German Bundesliga side Stuttgart in the second half of last season, scoring six goals in 12 appearances.
However as Pogrebnyak has yet to make up his mind on signing for Fulham, Reading boss Brian McDermott is set to nip in as he is keen to land a proven Premier League goalscorer following his side's promotion to the top flight.
Reports claim the Royals are willing to offer more wages to seal a deal for the player, but Jol will no doubt be hoping the fact he had him at the club last season will make his side favourites to wrap up a deal.
And, with former England international striker Andrew Johnson departing for QPR on a free transfer, the Dutch tactician will be desperate not to miss out on Pogrebnyak this summer.
The situation over the player's future is set to be resolved in the near future following Russia's shock early exit from Euro 2012.