The summer transfer window is officially open- giving clubs 79 days to build squads for the season ahead.

Always the first key date in the diary for supporters, this window is vital for Reading after more than 12 departures in the close season following League One relegation.

There were 10 incomings last summer, although two were after the window closed, with Paul Ince taking another nine on pre-season trial.

With no senior central midfielders in the squad, there are key gaps which need filling before the season gets underway in August.

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Still without a manager, and with Head of Scouting Jared Dublin looking set to exit for Stoke City, Royals are currently left with more questions than answers.

Director of Football Operations, Mark Bowen, hinted to a removal of EFL restrictions which have limited the club in the market for the last four years.

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Closing at 11pm on Friday, September 1, the Reading Chronicle will bring you all the latest incomings and outgoings during what is expected to be a busy summer.