Reading take on one of the Barclays Premier League's big spenders on Wednesday night, but if manager Brian McDermott gets his way the Royals will be splashing the cash themselves this week.
Chelsea head to Berkshire with interim boss Rafael Benitez backing his club's decision not to go overboard in the transfer window. That is an unusual stance for the Blues, who have never been shy to show the colour of their money, meaning Reading could outdo them if McDermott gets his wish and signs Blackpool's Thomas Ince.
"We'd like to do something there. It would be decent money for this club (to spend)," he said.
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