LIAM MOORE is set to sign a bumper new contract to remain at Reading FC, it has emerged.

Royals’ owners refused to sell their star man after he became embroiled in a stand-off with the club over his future.

Moore, 25, asked to leave Madejski Stadium after Brighton & Hove Albion lodged a series of bids around the £10m mark.

However, owner Dai Yongee insisted the defender would not be sold at any price and stressed his future remained at Reading FC.

And despite penning a fresh deal last season, it appears Moore has now been offered another contract.

Moore said: “Things happen in life. That (move to Brighton) didn’t go through.

“I’m more than happy to stay and crack on. I need to win my place back and perform.

“I need to show people on the outside why those bids for me were made.

“My future will be tied up quite soon, without saying too much.”

When asked if he was set to pen a contract extension at Madejski Stadium, Moore replied: “It’s not down for me to say.

“But football is like everyday life. If you give your all then there’s promotions and rewards.

“I feel like I gave my all and I will continue to do that.”

Moore submitted an official transfer request just a week before a start of the new season.

Chris Hughton’s Brighton were determined to land the former Leicester City defender to strengthen their back line.

But Royals’ owners stepped in to thwart the transfer.

And Moore admitted: “I’m completely focused. I want to do good by this club.

“As I said in my statement, there was no disrespect. There was an opportunity that arose.

“But Mr and Mrs Dai were very open about what they wanted and where they want to take the club.

“I’m a person who likes to look somebody in the eyes and get a real feel for what they want.

“I came away from that meeting feeling quite comfortable and confident about the direction the club’s going in.”

The 25-year-old returned to first-team action in the 2-0 Carabao Cup win over Birmingham City on Tuesday night.

He played 90 minutes as a stand-in captain due to the absences of Paul McShane and Chris Gunter.

And last year’s player of the season hopes Reading will take their form into Saturday’s Championship clash against Phil Parkinson’s Bolton Wanderers.

He concluded: “I watched the games. I know everyone says we deserved more but I’ve said over and over again that you get what you deserve in this league.

“Chances have been missed and even against Birmingham, we missed a few.

“We’re heading in the right direction and it’s a long season but sooner rather than later we need to pick up the points and get up the table.”