Reading Football Club are set to make a move for Billy Sharp.
The Royals are just three points off a play-off place in the Championship, but manager Brian McDermott feels a lack of goals could scupper their promotion hopes.
Backed by the cash from Russian investor Anton Zingarevich, the Madejski Stadium club have told their manager he can add to his squad during the January window.
And it is believed McDermott is set to make a £3million bid for Doncaster Rovers striker Sharp, 25, who has already rejected a move to Leicester City this month.
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