Former Wycombe Wanderers owner Rob Couhig is 'leading the way' in the current takeover saga at Reading Football Club, just months after he controversially tried to buy their Bearwood training facility.

The 75-year-old American took over at Adam's Park in 2019 and has led the Chairboys to unprecedented success, including a first-ever season in the Championship.

Selling the club to Mikheil Lomtadze in May, Couhig stepped down as Chairman last week.

Previously with little ill-feeling between the two neighbouring sides, tempers flared in March when Wycombe revealed plans to purchase Bearwood from Royals owner Dai Yongge.

Sparking protests outside the stadium, the move fell through quickly after coming to light.

Despite feeling the full force of Reading supporters' anger and frustration, it has not deterred the lawyer from attempting to take the club off the hands of Yongge.

First broken by the Daily Star, Couhig's party are one of a number of parties still keen on acquiring the club.

This includes one broken by the Reading Chronicle, a US-Saudi consortium put together by former QPR favourite Marc Bircham.

The Reading Chronicle understands that Couhig 'leads the way' after lengthy negotiations, but a deal remains some way off completion.

Yongge first put the club up for sale over nine months go, with frustrations among supporters and staff at the length of the process.