Reading risk being crowded out of the race for Valenciennes midfielder Carlos Sanchez.

The Daily Mail says the Premier League new boys is growing impatient as he is holding court with other interested parties with Udinese and Genoa reputed to be among his admirers.

The 26-year-old Colombia international is interested in the Premier League but is understood to be keen on Italy, too and may be able to secure a more lucrative package as a free agent there than with Reading.