Royals snub winger move
Reading have rejected the chance to sign David Bentley from Tottenham as the winger looks to get his career back on track.
The 27-year-old has failed to make an impact at White Hart Lane since signing from Blackburn Rovers in 2008 for £15million and reports had claimed that the Royals could offer him a lifeline.
However Reading boss Brian McDermott is not interested and told the player's agent so when he was sounded out about a possible switch to the Madejski Stadium.
Despite the arrival of Andre Villas-Boas at Tottenham, it is thought Bentley does not have a future at the club, but a move to Reading appears to be out of the question.
McDermott says the cheque book is closed for now but if he does move into the transfer market again it will be for another out-and-out striker, not a midfielder.