MANCHESTER UNITED starlet Charlie Savage is in talks over a permanent move to Reading.
But the Royals face competition with several Championship and League One clubs also interested.
GettyCharlie Savage has trained with United’s senior squad including star midfielder Bruno Fernandes[/caption]
GettySavage is the son of ex-Prem star Robbie, who played in the top-flight for Leicester, Blackburn, Birmingham and Derby[/caption]
New Reading boss Ruben Selles is looking to rebuild after the Berkshire club suffered relegation to the third tier of English football.
SunSport understands Championship duo Cardiff and Rotherham have also eyed up Savage.
And Reading’s League One rivals Portsmouth are keen on the United starlet, 20, as well.
Savage, son of ex-Wales and Leicester midfielder Robbie, spent last season on loan at Forest Green Rovers.
Despite relegation for Forest Green to League Two, Wales Under-21 international Savage impressed on his first spell away from the Red Devils.
He returned to Old Trafford this summer and was made captain for the second half of United’s pre-season 2-0 win over Leeds in Oslo last Wednesday.
But Savage was not in Erik ten Hag’s squad for today’s 1-0 friendly win against Lyon in Edinburgh.
He was also not selected in the 31-man senior squad to go on tour to the United States.
Cardiff, who recently signed Wales captain Aaron Ramsey on a free transfer, cannot pay fees for players until January so a loan would suit the Welsh club’s needs.