Former Middlesbrough wideman Carlos De Pena has been linked to a shocking return to the championship.
The Uruguayan did not attract attention during his first visit to England, which lasted almost two years.
It was signed by Nacional in 2015 and was tipped for great things, but failed to adapt to the championship and made only a handful of appearances.
De Pena left the club by mutual consent and after returning to Montevideo with Nacional, he is now part of the Ukrainian club Dynamo Kiev.
But TEAMtalk claims it is on Reading’s radar.
A report reads: “Former Middlesbrough midfielder Carlos de Pena is lined up for a return to England this summer.
“The Uruguayan winger currently plays with Ukrainian giants Dynamo Kiev and has attracted the attention of several championship clubs.
“It is understood that Reading is leading the game and is ready to finalize a deal, although there is competition for its signing.
“De Pena’s previous visit to England with Boro did not go very well, but the 28-year-old hopes to be able to produce a second time. “
Meanwhile, prolific forward Lawrence Shankland will be able to leave Dundee United this summer, but only if the club receives an offer well in excess of £ 3 million.
Boro was one of the clubs that would oversee the 24-year-old Scottish international, who still has two years to sign with the fleeing Scottish Championship leaders United.
Asked recently about transfer links by the Daily Record, Shankland said, “This is not something I thought about. “
Meanwhile, Dundee United owner Mark Ogren hopes to keep his advantage, especially if they win a promotion at the top of Scotland.
He said, “We would be very happy to keep it. If the situation was good for Lawrence and the club, we are open to a situation where he would leave in the summer, but if that does not happen, we are very happy to keep him. him. “
Ogren also insisted that any offer should “be definitely in excess of” £ 3 million.