Leeds United midfielder Jamie Shackleton is on the verge of agreeing a loan with Millwall, at the expense of Reading, according to reports.

The 22-year-old central player has played more than 70 times for his boyhood club but was linked with a temporary switch to Berkshire earlier in the window.

However, according to Phil Hay, the Leeds United reporter for the Athletic, the Yorkshire-born star is "on the verge" of joining Gary Rowett's Lions.

The report adds that a medical could be as early as tomorrow.

Paul Ince has signed two midfielders in the last fortnight, with Jeff Hendrick and Tyrese Fornah both arriving in the last 14 days.

Former Sheffield Wednesday defender, and on ocassion midfielder, Sam Hutchinson is expected to sign for the Royals after spending the summer on trial.

The 32-year-old played 60 minutes in Saturday's 1-1 draw with Premier League outfit West Ham, and was captain in the second half of a 2-0 defeat to Benfica.