Reading have missed out on rumoured target Fin Stevens, as the full-back confirms a move to rivals Oxford United.

20-year-old Stevens has been at Premier League Brentford since 2020 and has made 10 first-team appearances.

Spending some of last season with Championship Swansea City, the Wales youth international featured just five times and was keen to go back out on loan to gain valuable minutes.

Darren Witcoop, of the Daily Mirror, had reported that the Royals were joined by Blackpool in the hunt for the defender.

However, local rivals Oxford confirmed his arrival on a season-long loan yesterday.

Reading are yet to make a signing, however are thought to be close to confirming the arrival of 24-year-old midfielder Harvey Knibbs from Cambridge United.

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Former England winger Theo Walcott has also been training at Bearwood under Ruben Selles- his manager at Southampton last season.