Reading and Juventus to team up

Reading are in discussions about linking up with Serie A champions Juventus.

The move could see the Royals, who already have close ties with Turkish giants Galatasaray, benefit from some of Italian side's fringe players.

They are looking for partner clubs and we’re in discussions right now

They have 100 players on the books which they look to develop and so they are looking to get partnerships with clubs who can help them do that.

It’s not like an exclusive arrangement where it’s only going to be us. We will be a part of the group that they are building their partnerships with.

It’s good to get established with a club like that. But there’s nothing to confirm yet, we are just in discussions.

– Reading owner Anton Zingarevich speaking to the Reading Post