Reading FC manager Veljko Paunovic has said that he remains optimistic about the possibility of new signings as the new season draws ever closer.

The Royals are yet to make any additions to their squad this summer so far, with financial restrictions meaning that any deals are likely to be cut-price. 

Yannick Bolasie, Kyle Edwards and Achraf Lazaar have all been linked with moves in recent weeks, but nothing concrete has yet materialised.

The Reading Chronicle understands that both Edwards and Lazaar have been undergoing a trial at the club.

Despite the lack of activity so far, boss Veljko Paunovic has said that he believes the club will be able to bring in reinforcements before the Championship curtain-opener against Stoke City.

Paunovic told BBC Radio Berkshire: "I am confident that we will be able to improve the team before the season starts and during the transfer window.

"In the next couple of weeks, we are having conversations with the League.

“The deadline is going to come soon so we can have the right guidance as to where we stand with it.

“We are expecting when we come back from Scotland we will have a much better and clearer picture about what we can do in terms of bringing in people, in terms of re-signing people.”