Coventry City manager Mark Robins has revealed the Sky Blues have reluctantly agreed to sell Marc McNulty to Reading FC.

Royals have been chasing the 25-year-old for several weeks and saw multiple bids knocked back.

Coventry offered McNulty, who bagged 28 goals last season, fresh terms at Ricoh arena, but the Scot stated his desire to move to the Championship with Reading.

The Chronicle understands Royals have now sorted personal negotiations with McNulty and the striker was due to undergo a medical earlier today.

Robins said: "We have today accepted a bid for Marc, after he stated his desire to talk to Reading.

“While I know our fans will be disappointed, I can assure them that we have received a more than acceptable bid for Marc and that the money will be invested in the playing squad. I was never under any pressure to sell Marc, other than from the player's agent.

“I would like to place on record my sincere thanks to Marc for his contribution to what the club achieved last season and his dedication to the team during his time here. He has been great to work with and showed real development from when we signed him last summer.

“While Marc leaves us, this is an opportunity for another player to come in and improve our squad even further, as we look to continue the progress which we have made back in League One.”

Royals fans have already branded McNulty as the next Adam Le Fondre.

Reading FC are yet to make a statement.