TWO trialists who have trained with Reading FC over pre-season will not be given deals to stay at the club.

Winger Kyle Edwards and left-back Achraf Lazaar had featured in summer friendlies against Lincoln City, West Ham United and Charlton Athletic.

But neither free-agent will be joining the Royals permanently, the Chronicle understands.

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Former West Brom man Edwards confirmed he would not be moving to Berkshire on his own Twitter account yesterday evening (July 25).

He said: “Just wanted to say a quick thank you to Reading FC for the pre-season experience. Unfortunately couldn’t get pen to paper due [to] the current situation.

“A great club with great people wish them all the best for the season.”

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The club is currently unsure of the transfer restrictions placed on them by the EFL as a result of breaching FFP rules.

The Chronicle understands former Watford FC left-back Achraf Lazaar will not be offered a deal to stay at the Select Car Leasing stadium either.

Veljko Paunovic has made zero summer signings with the season starting in just under two weeks’ time.