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Pogrebnyak: Reading deal is almost done

Russia striker Pavel Pogrebnyak has confirmed that he is close to joining newly-promoted Reading. The 28-year-old free agent has been in demand after a successful loan spell at Fulham last year. But the Royals, owned by fellow Russian Anton Zingarevich, appear to have won the race for Pogrebnyak.

I have had a medical at Reading, the results were normal and now we only have to complete the formalities. I need a work permit for England and some other associated papers. I'm practically certain that this will go as normal.

– Pavel Pogrebnyak, speaking to Sport Express
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