Portsmouth and Middlesbrough are keeping tabs on Leroy Lita's situation at Reading.

Talks over a new contract have broken down and the former Bristol City striker has also been involved in a number of high-profile incidents off the field.

Pompey boss Harry Redknapp tested Reading's resolve with an unsuccessful £5million bid last summer while Middlesbrough chief Gareth Southgate is desperate to add a striker to his goal-shy squad.