Reading manager Brian McDermott has indicated that he will go after some loan signings this winter.
The Royals currently sit second bottom on the Premier League table and McDermott is keen to bring in some experienced reinforcements in January to help lift the club out of the relegation mire.
"We need players who have played at this level and know the league," he said. "If we can get one or two players who know the league off by heart it's good because they can hit the ground running.
"We have two or three targets and if the budget's there, it's there and we have to wait. I'm involved in that decision-making process, but it comes down to finances.
"There could be a loan, but I only like to sign loan players that we might actually buy permanently.
"I've got my eye on a couple of players, but we're still a way away. January is never an easy window to deal in."