Former Reading midfielder Alfa Semedo has been linked with a Championship return after reports emerged that Bristol City and Stoke City have registered their interest.

Guinea-Bissau international played 35 times and scored twice as Veljko Paunovic's Royals reached the brink of the play-offs.

Previously of Benfica, he joined Vitoria Guimaraes in 2021 but it is said that they are willing to let him go for just over £1m.

FootyInsiders report that the Robins and the Potters, who signed Reading holding midfielder Josh Laurent yesterday, are battling Scottish giants Celtic for his signature.

Portuguese outlet Diario de Transferencias report that he is on the brink of signing at Parkhead, but a deal is not yet confirmed.

24-year-old Semedo also spent the 2019/20 campaign in Britain, playing 26 times for Nottingham Forest.