Reading are closing in on a deal for Fulham striker Pavel Pogrebnyak.

The Daily Star Sunday says Reading are one of several English clubs in talks with striker Pogrebnyak, 28, according to his agent.

The free agent spent the second half of last season on loan at Fulham from German side Stuttgart, scoring six goals.

Pogrebnyak's representative Oleg Artemov said: "There are other English clubs. A final decision will be taken in a week's time."