Royals agree Gunter fee

Image: Chris Gunter: Set to complete move to Reading from Nottm Forest

Sky Sports has learnt Reading have agreed a fee with Nottingham Forest for defender Chris Gunter.

Reading close on Nottm Forest full-back after reaching agreement

Sky Sports has learnt Reading have agreed a fee with Nottingham Forest for defender Chris Gunter. The Wales international has been a long-term target for the Royals, with the Premier League new boys having had a bid for the player rejected in May. Reading re-engaged in negotiations with Forest on Monday and have now struck an accord for his signing. Brian McDermott sees the full-back as a key signing as he bids to establish his side in the top flight following last term's promotion. A number of other clubs are thought to be monitoring former Tottenham man Gunter's situation but it is Reading who have stolen a march on possible other suitors. Gunter will have a medical later on Tuesday and, pending any complications, should be unveiled as a Reading player. The player is thought to be keen on a switch to the Madejski, where he would be reunited with former Forest team-mate Garath McCleary.

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