Coppell, who is currently in Korea with Reading for The Peace Cup, told the local media that he could soon be adding another South Korean player to his squad to link up with Seol Ki-hyeon.

"This summer I'm looking to improve the current squad and I'm keen on a player from South Korea," he said.

"However, I can't reveal any more details at this stage as negotiations have not started."

The news has led to increased speculation on the future of Ulsan Hyundai star Lee Chun-soo, who had been previously linked to Reading's Premier League rivals Fulham and Chelsea.

Other South Korean players rumoured to be on Coppell's wish list are Tottenham's Lee Young-pyo and Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma playmaker Kim Do-heon.