SCORES of football clubs nationwide are working tirelessly to sign fresh blood before the transfer window slams shut, writes Jack Simpson.

Premier League and English Football League (EFL) clubs have until 5pm today (Thursday) to sign players on permanent transfers.

However, EFL clubs can still sign players on loan until August 31.

We have taken a look at five players who could leave Madejski Stadium before the end of the month.

Liam Moore

There has been constant speculation linking Moore with a move away from the club.

The 25-year-old defender shocked Royals by handing in a transfer request just days before the start of the new season Chris Hughton's Brighton have launched multiple bids for Royals' star man but they have all fallen short of Reading's £15m valuation.

Paul Clement has already mentioned that Moore will be welcomed back should any move fail to materialise.

With all that being said we can expect this long-drawn saga could drag on right until the 5pm deadline.

Andy Rinomhota

The 21-year-old may be one of a number of youngsters that could leave the club on loan.

Rinomhota has made two appearances for the Royals which came in the Carabao Cup against Gillingham and Millwall last season before he picked up an injury.

During pre-season, Rinomhata played in all but two friendlies, gaining vital first-team minutes.

Jay Fulton's possible arrival from Swansea could see Rinomhota shoved down the pecking order however and Clement may opt to send the youngster out on loan.

Tyler Blackett

Since arriving at the club, Blackett has split the Reading faithful for his displays in a Royals shirt.

The former Manchester United man made 25 appearances last season and put in some questionable performances.

He was missing from Royals’ Championship opener last Friday as he served his final game of a three-match ban for Once Jordan Obita returns to fitness from his long-term injury, Blackett will likely be third choice at left-back behind Omar Richards.

With one year left on his contract Reading could be tempted to cash in if they receive a suitable offer.

Luke Southwood

Goalkeeper Southwood could be allowed to leave the club on loan before the end of August.

Up until July Southwood was out of contract and had attracted interest from other clubs before he committed his future to Reading until 2020.

Southwood spent the majority of last season on loan at National League South outfit, Bath City. He kept an impressive 18 clean sheets for the Twerton Park club to help them finish ninth in the National League.

England's Under 20 World Cup winner may find himself fourth choice behind new signing Sam Walker and Anssi Jaakkola once the Fin returns from injury.

Another good season on loan could see the goalkeeper challenge for number one shirt in the coming seasons.

Josh Barrett

Reading FC's forgotten man Josh Barrett could find himself out on loan again next season.

Like Rinomata, Barrett played in the Carabao Cup ties against Gillingham and Millwall.

He then spent the rest of 2017 in the Under 23's where he scored eight goals in 12 appearances.

During the second half of last season Barrett joined Coventry on a temporary basis and helped the Sky Blues achieve promotion to League One through the play-offs.

However, he only made eight appearances in all competitions with most those coming from the bench.

At 20 years old Barrett needs to have a strong season wherever he ends up if he is to break into the first-team Madejski Stadium.