Reading look set to miss out on Gillingham defender Jack Tucker, according to reports.

The Sun originally linked the defender to the Royals over the weekend, however according to a recent article by BerkshireLive, "the two clubs could not agree on a suitable financial package."

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22-year-old Tucker will become a free agent next month after leaving the Gills following relegation to League Two.

Incredibly he already has almost 150 career appearances to his name and has been named the club's Young Player of the Year on the last four occasions.

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The BerkshireLive report does claim that he was a target for the club over the summer, but failing to agree on a 'financial package' could leave the door open for competitors Charlton Athletic and Swansea City.

Defence is a position the club may look to strengthen after conceding a league high 87 goals over the course of 46 league matches.

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Among the current squaqd, only Tom McIntyre and Scott Dann remain under contract- although offers have been made to Tom Holmes, Andy Yiadom and youngsters Jeriel Dorsett, Tyrell Ashcroft and Louie Holzman.