READING FC will command £15m if they are to let Liam Moore leave the Championship club this summer, the Chronicle has been told.

Defender Moore has excelled at Madejski Stadium for the past two seasons following his move from Premier League side Leicester City in 2016.

He signed a new, long-term deal last season which ties him down at Madejski Stadium until 2021.

However, a host of clubs are tracking the 25-year-old, who played every minute of every league game for Reading last season.

Brighton and Hove Albion are keen on landing the defender in a bid to bolster their defence after the south coast secured Premier League status for next season.

Reports today (Sunday) state Brighton have stepped up their interest in Moore and have made a second bid to land Royals’ star man.

However, the Chronicle has been told Reading will only listen to offers in excess of £15m for the 25-year-old, who recently scooped the club’s player of the season award.

If Moore was sold, Reading boss Paul Clement could use the cash to strengthen his side for next season.

Royals need fresh blood in several departments after their lowly finish in the Championship last season.

Paul Clement is being linked with moves for Portsmouth defender, Matt Clarke, Barnsley winger, Adam Hammill, and Czech Republic striker, Michael Krmencik, of Viktoria Plzen.