READING FC are being heavily linked with Swansea City winger Nathan Dyer.

Royals boss Paul Clement revealed on Thursday he was hoping to sign an 'offensive player' on loan before the August 31 deadline.

It is now thought Clement will attempt to land 30-year-old Dyer from his former club to boost his attacking options.

Dyer was left out of Swansea's matchday squad for the 0-0 draw with Birmingham City last night.

Clement had previously failed with an attempt to sign Swans' central midfielder, Jay Fulton, on a permanent deal earlier this summer.