Reading boss Brian McDermott failed in an attempt to sign Tottenham midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson, a former Royals player, on deadline day. "We tried to bring him back. We had spoken to Spurs and we made three offers," said McDermott.

"I thought at one stage we had a real chance of doing a deal, but unfortunately, we couldn't manage to do it.

"Gylfi is a Tottenham player, but we've known him since he was 12/13 years old and it would have been great to bring him back."

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