READING FC are yet to receive an official approach for defensive star Liam Moore - and assistant boss Andries Ulderink stressed he would turn down a £30m bid.

The ex-Leicester City centre back was subject of plenty of speculation ahead of this transfer window after he was linked with Premier League clubs West Ham United and West Brom.

Former Royals boss Brendan Rodgers is also thought to be interested in signing Moore for Scottish giants Celtic.

Moore added fuel to the fire by insisting he wanted to play top flight football and stressed he was ready to make the jump if Royals accepted an offer.

Manager Jaap Stam also suggested he may have to cash in on Moore in order to bring in fresh faces to Madejski Stadium.

But assistant boss Ulderink revealed Reading are yet to receive an approach for the 24-year-old and said he would not sell Royals' star man for £30m.

"There hasn't been any interest in Moore as far as I know," stressed Ulderink.

"For me, at the moment I wouldn't sell him for £30m.

"That's big talk, every player has a price. I heard a couple of rumours about Moore three or four weeks ago but from what I understand from Ron Gourlay and Brian Tevreden nobody has made contact."

Moore has been almost ever-present for Reading FC this season and defender's performances have stood out, despite Royals' lacklustre campaign.

Speaking after the 1-0 defeat to Brentford FC last Saturday he insisted his focus remains on getting Reading back up the Championship table.

"I'd be stupid to let the speculation affect me," he asserted.

"We talked about it a couple of weeks ago and it's nothing that's going to affect me.

"I'm concentrating on doing my job and I'm very disappointed in the situation we're in at the moment.

"I just want to get this club to where it should be, and that's up the table."

Reading are without a win in eight Championship games including five defeats and are 18th in the table, just four points above the relegation zone.

Stam's men turn their attention to the FA Cup this Friday and a fourth-round trip to Sheffield Wednesday (7.45pm ko).