READING FC transfer target Idris Kanu has been subject of two official bids this week, including one from a Championship club, Aldershot Town FC has revealed.

The 17-year-old wonderkid, who has been in sensational form for The Shots this season, was heavily linked with a switch to Madejski Stadium in January.

Reading FC sent scouts to The Recreation Ground to watch the striker in action for the National League side.

Aldershot confirmed this week that two offers had been submitted for Kanu, who has scored four goals in 24 games this campaign, but they were both rejected.

A statement on the club's website reads: "Aldershot Town this week rejected two offers, including from an EFL Championship club, for 17 year-old striker Idris Kanu."

London-born Kanu grew up in West Ham's Academy after joining them as a nine-year-old and went on to feature for the Premier League club's Under 21 side.

But he rejected a two-year scholarship with the Hammers and left aged 16.

Kanu was then picked up by Manchester United and he scored twice for their Under 18s in a 5-1 win against Middlesbrough at their Carrington training ground in September.

But even though it seemed Kanu would be offered a youth deal by United, he decided to seek first-team football elsewhere and signed for National League club Aldershot.

The club's statement continues: "The offers were received by both Gary Waddock and Chairman Shahid Azeem and, after consultation with Idris, all agreed that the offer was not right for the player or Aldershot Town at this time."