Timbe: Reading FC confirm talks with Beijing Renhe over Harambee Star

The Kenyan signed a sixth-month loan deal with the English side and the contract is likely to end in June

Championship side Reading FC have confirmed contract talks between them and Beijing Renhe are ongoing concerning Kenyan international Ayub Timbe.

Timbe joined the English club from the Chinses side for a short-term stint and a choice concerning his future is expected to be considered a subject of intense debate as the contract is likely to end soon.

The forward is one of the five players at Reading on loan terms and the club has unmasked all the talks are expected to be finalised before the end of this month.

“Discussions with Chelsea, AS Monaco, Liverpool, Beijing Renhe and Torino are ongoing regarding the five loan players extending their contracts to the end of July – these discussions will be concluded before the end of June when each of our current loanees’ deals with the club is set to expire,” the club’s Friday statement read.

Reading confirmed six players have extended their respective stays with the club.

“Reading Football Club can confirm that six of the seven players whose contracts with the club were due to expire at the end of June have now signed extensions with the club enabling them to play for our first team until the end of the protracted 2019-20 campaign,” the statement added.

“Charlie Adam, Tyler Blackett, Chris Gunter, Garath McCleary, Jordan Obita and Gabe Osho have all offered to extend their services to the club before end of July – we are grateful to all six professionals because of their continued commitment to the Royals cause as we try to end this campaign as strongly as you possibly can.

“The deadline for signing these short-term contract extensions passed earlier in the day this week and young forward Danny Loader opted not to sign an extension. Danny will continue to be available for selection for the ultimate two fixtures in June – Derby County away and Brentford home – but will no longer be under contract as a registered player for Reading Football Club.

“However, the offer of a longer-term contract remains on the table for Danny should he need to continue to represent the Royals for the residual six games of this season and keep progressing his career in RG2 beyond the conclusion of the 2019-20 campaign.”

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Reading will take on Derby County on June 27 inside their next fixture.