Emerse Fae has told setantasports.com he understands that his Reading future might be in doubt after he had a discussion with manager Steve Coppell about his role at the club.

French side Lille are believed to be interested in the Ivory Coast international, who is focused on playing in the African Cup of Nations with Les Elephants.

23-year-old Fae was highly rated in France when he left relegated Nantes for Reading in the summer, but the African has only appeared six times since the launch of the season and has never had the chance to prove himself in The Premier League.

"I am focused on the African Cup of Nations right now and I don't know anything about Lille's interest," Fae said. "A transfer would depend on so many things.

"Abdoulaye Meite (Bolton's defender) sent me a text asking me if I was going to Lille. But before that I didn't know anything about that. He read that on the Internet.

"The problem is that I haven't played since the game against Arsenal. I was in the squad against Man City, but didn't play.

"I spoke to the coach and my situation is even worse since we had that meeting. I prepared my speech not to make any mistakes and to be understood fairly. I didn't want to launch a war, I have been polite.

"I asked him why I don't play, told him he should give me my chance because the team wasn't playing fantastically well. I told him I was not considered as the other players.

"He answered me that the best ones play, didn't say more. But since that, I realise that my situation is worst.

"The coach said in an interview that they are too many foreigners in the league, and to be honest, I don't think that it is a good point for us, to the contrary.

"I have always liked Lille, they are a good and stable team, so why not?"