Kebe thrilled with Reading move
Steve Coppell wants him Kebe now, rather than waiting until the summer, and his current club Lens have agreed, but there is a major problem as Kebe is currently on a season-long loan to second division Boulogne - who do not want to release him early.
"I did not expect to get an early like this so early, but I went to the coach [Coppell] and spoke with him directly - which apparently Boulogne did not like so much," he told Football365 in France.
"When I went to see the coach, I thought he would be happy for me and he was going to let me go. I did not think it would go so far.
"This can only be beneficial for my progression, I said this to Philippe Montanier [Boulogne boss] but for the moment it has stopped."
Kebe says Coppell's personal touch won the day for him.
"I had several offers, but the coach didn't not necessarily call me - but the coach at Reading did," he added.
"Steve Coppell called me and told me he wanted me and that is obviously flattering."