Reading appear to be close to signing Gyan

Asamoah Gyan appears to be close to signing for Reading.

The former Sunderland striker, 30, is among the players Fulham head coach Slavisa Jokanovic has pushed for the club to sign during behind-the-scenes tensions over the Whites’ transfer policy.

Jokanovic said last week he did not know whether the club would pursue a deal to sign Gyan on loan from Chinese side Shanghai SIPG.

Reiterating that he does not have control over transfers at Fulham, Jokanovic said: “I was very clear, I am not the person who can answer this.”

Turkish club Besiktas also showed a strong interest Gyan, who made 34 league appearances, scoring 10 goals, during a two-year spell at Sunderland.

However, the Ghana international has indicated that he would like to return to England.

He left Sunderland to join United Arab Emirates outfit Al-Ain in 2011, initially on loan.

Gyan spent four seasons there before moving to China last year.

Prior to his spell in the Premier League he played in Italy and France, for Udinese and Rennes respectively.