AFC Bournemouth have expressed an interest in signing free agent Kyle Edwards, the Reading Chronicle understands.

The former West Brom winger is currently with the Royals squad in Scotland for the pre-season training camp north of the border.

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Edwards played as a trialist for just under an hour during Reading's 1-0 pre-season win over Lincoln City.

The 23-year-old made eight appearances for the recently-relegated Baggies last season and was released at the end of the season.

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The Royals will be hoping to avoid a repeat of last summer, when the Cherries pipped the Royals to the signing of Rodrigo Riquelme on loan.

Reading are yet to make a signing this summer but have expressed interest in Yannick Bolasie and Achraf Lazaar in recent days, as well as Edwards.