Chelsea goalkeeper Nathan Baxter has caught the attention of Reading, according to reports.

At Chelsea since he was eight, the 24-year-old has failed to make an appearances for the Blues and has been sent out on eight loan spells.

Spending the last two seasons with Hull City, Football Insider report that the Royals are keen on signing the keeper permanently as his deal runs up at Stamford Bridge.

Playing 12 times for the Tigers last season, Liam Rosenior's side have opted against taking him back to Humberside.

Reading are without a senior goalkeeper as Joe Lumley's loan deal from Middlesbrough expires.

Youngsters Coniah Boyce-Clarke and Jokull Andresson remain involved in the squad but were unable to force their way past Lumley.

Aussie Dean Bouzanis remains under contract, currently fighting back from injury.

Still without a manager, signings are still being worked on with Head of Recruitment, Brian Carey, and Director of Football Operations, Mark Bowen.