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McDermott dismisses Welbeck loan link

McDermott dismisses Welbeck loan link (©GettyImages)
McDermott dismisses Welbeck loan link (©GettyImages).

Brian McDermott has dismissed reports linking Reading with a loan move for Manchester United's England striker Danny Welbeck.

McDermott is looking to sign an established player to assist the club's battle against relegation, but denied Welbeck is on his wish list. The 22-year-old is behind Robin van Persie, Wayne Rooney and Javier Hernandez in the Old Trafford pecking order, leading to speculation he would be loaned to another club until the end of the season.

McDermott distanced himself from one of the more unlikely transfer stories of the January window. "I can't see Sir Alex Ferguson sending Danny out to any club. I don't know where this has came from, it's got nothing to do with me," McDermott said.

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Robin Van Persie
Reading
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Championship
Alex
Danny Welbeck
Manchester United
Wayne Rooney
Javier Hernandez

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