Reading in new contract talks with Roberts as overseas clubs circle

Reading face a battle to keep hold of veteran striker Jason Roberts.

Reading face a battle to keep hold of veteran striker Jason Roberts.

The Sun says Royals chief Brian McDermott will offer striker Roberts, 34, a two-year deal to fend off interest from clubs in America and the Middle East.

The former Blackburn Rovers and Wigan Athletic forward was instrumental in their promotion last season.

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