Celtic have reportedly renewed their interest in Reading defender Liam Moore, according to reports.

The 26-year-old has been a crucial player for the Royals since signing in August 2016 but is constantly being linked with a move away from the Madejski Stadium.

The Leicester youth product submitted a transfer request in August; however, he said it was in response to poor management within the hierarchy of the club.

Bids of around £8m came in for the defender, but nothing materialised.

He was subsequently left out of the side until the end of the transfer window, with manager Paul Clement not believing he was in the right frame of mind. 

After assurances from the owners, he signed a new five-year contract extension on August 31, 2018.

Moore was made captain for most of the season following Paul McShane’s injuries.

He went on to make 38 appearances and was a key part of Reading securing safety in the Championship under Jose Gomes.

However, the speculation refuses to go away, with Neil Lennon’s side in pole position.

They were one of the interested parties during the summer, although Brighton and Hove Albion were reported to be closer.

It would make sense, with Reading in apparent financial issues and the Bhoys in need of defenders following the departures of Dedryck Boyata and Filip Benkovic. 

He has been a mainstay in his three years at the club, amassing 124 appearances under four different managers, and winning the Fans Player of the Season in 2017/18.

A big fee could potentially tempt Gomes, in order to free up funds needed to rebuild the squad.

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