Reading have rejected an approach from Millwall for star forward Femi Azeez, the Reading Chronicle understands.

Azeez, who rose through the Academy with the club, enjoyed a strong campaign in League One last year, netting nine goals and grabbing another nine assists.

The club triggered a year extension on the winger's contract to keep him under deal until the summer of 2025, but unsurprisingly the form of last year has seen him pick up suitors.

All Nigeria Soccer have reported that Championship Millwall are in 'advanced talks' with the winger.

The Reading Chronicle is told that although an approach was made by the Lions, the Royals are prepared to fight hard for the star man and have rejected early advances.

It remains to be seen whether Neil Harris and Millwall return for the forward, with Azeez heavily linked to Plymouth Argyle in January.

Nelson Abbey and Tom Holmes were infamously sold off without approval from boss Ruben Selles in the winter, while Caylan Vickers and Tom McIntyre also departed.

Unable to enter the transfer market until progress is made with the ownership saga, the club would be unable to replace Azeez if he was to depart.