Elland Road

Next Game

Leeds v Reading

Wednesday, 01 October 2014, 19:45

Sky Bet Ch'ship

The Madejski Stadium

Last Game

Reading 3 - 3 Wolves

Sunday, 28 September 2014, 13:15

Sky Bet Ch'ship

Adkins: No Sissoko deal done

Reading boss Nigel Adkins says the club have yet to reach an agreement with Mohamed Sissoko, but is ruling nothing out.

Last Updated: 06/09/13 at 18:00 Post Comment

Mohamed Sissoko: Available as a free agent following release by Paris St Germain

Mohamed Sissoko: Available as a free agent following release by Paris St Germain

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

The former Liverpool midfielder has become available as a free agent following the cancellation of his contract at Paris St Germain.

Reading wasted little time in making their move for the 28-year-old, but Adkins is reluctant to speculate on whether a deal will eventually be done - with other clubs known to be keen on the Mali international.

He told the Reading Post: "A player of great quality has been highlighted as available for us to pursue and we've gone and pursued it.

"Like everything, you have to do the right due diligence in respect of medicals and then you have to make a take on it as to what is the right business to do for the club.

"There was a genuine desire to try and get it done. Unfortunately, there was a situation where both parties couldn't come to an agreement.

"Now the scenario is the player is out of contract. The fact is that at the moment a deal has not happened, that's not say it won't in the future.

"He's a good young man. He's played at the top level and the last thing I want to do is jeopardise his future by saying anything about any form of issue."

Interest

While Adkins has been unable to bring Sissoko on board as yet, he is preparing to dip back into the transfer market when the loan window re-opens on Monday.

He added: "On paper we've got a strong squad of players. The club has managed to keep players, which is important.

"But we want to keep improving and bring top players in. You're going to find that maybe players that have been omitted from the 25-man Premier League squads then become available for loan.

"Some players have had their contract paid up knowing this situation will arise. Players put themselves in that position because it leaves themselves free after the window.

"There are conversations that have to go on. It's not ideal and I'm not hiding away from anything. We wanted to bring three players in before the window shut. That's not happene, but the reality is now that we have to move on.

"You want to bring top players in, tried and tested that does what it says on the tin in the Championship to get ourselves out of it."

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

L

ovren? £20m always seemed a touch on the expensive side, but I wasn't expecting him to be quite such a waste of money

stevenjameshyde
F365's Top Ten Surprise Strugglers

H

alf of our players have the physical presence of a 14 year old girl. I don't know why people are always shocked that they're injured.

TheWhiz
Wenger baffled by injuries

I

think the only thing that really matters here are the initial question, and the corresponding answer. Q: Was the offside call correct? A: Yes it was.

HarryBoulton
Winners? Chelsea Again And Again...

Footer 365

Premier League: Alan Pardew's job as Newcastle manager remains safe for now

Sky sources understand that Alan Pardew’s job as manager of Newcastle United remains safe for the time being.

Premier League: Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet not feeling the pressure

Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet has insisted that he is not feeling under pressure despite receiving criticism.

Premier League: Robin van Persie has confidence in Manchester United

Robin van Persie believes Manchester United are growing stronger every day and says a top-four finish is "realistic".

Mail Box

How Much In 'Pounds Raheem Sterling'?

A whole lot of you use footballers' names in everyday life. And you hate yourselves for it. As you should. We also have mails on Newcastle, Rooney and more...

It's A Bit Sexy, This Southampton Side...

Could Southampton be this year's Southampton? We have an eclectic mailbox that features Man United, Liverpool, Arsenal and lots more. Come on in...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property