Pogrebnyak agrees Reading deal
Reading have confirmed they have agreed personal terms with Russia striker Pavel Pogrebnyak and are awaiting a work permit application to finalise the transfer.
Royals boss Brian McDermott revealed earlier this week that a deal for Pogrebnyak had been struck, and after the player passed his medical the club say they anticipate the deal to be completed in the coming days.
"Reading Football Club has agreed terms with Pavel Pogrebnyak to join the club," read a statement on club website readingfc.co.uk.
"The player has already completed a medical and the deal is now only subject to the player obtaining a UK work permit.
"Reading Football Club anticipate completing the signing within the next seven days."
Pogrebnyak is out of contract this summer and it has been reported the Barclays Premier League new boys have offered him a four-year deal worth around £65,000 a week.