Royals plan Hughes talks
By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
<EM>Skysports.com</EM> understand Reading are ready to offer Andy Hughes a new deal.Skysports.com understand Reading are ready to offer Andy Hughes a new deal to ward off interest from other clubs.
Norwich City, Sheffield United and Burnley have all expressed an interest in the versatile performer.
Canaries boss Nigel Worthington has had one bid rejected for Hughes as he prepares to rebuild his side following relegation from The Premiership.
Reading are now hoping to see off advances from suitors in Hughes by offering him a new deal.
Hughes has one year to run on his contract and Reading are now ready to open talks over an extension.
Reading boss Steve Coppell is a big fan of Hughes and is keen to keep him at The Madejski Stadium as he looks to prepare his side for a promotion push this season.
Meanwhile, Reading have taken Lubo Blaha and Luke Muldowney on trial.
Blaha is looking for a new club after being released by Aberdeen at the end of last season and Muldowney is currently at Brentford.
Blaha scored twice for Reading in Thursday's friendly against Didcot Town.