IRELAND defender Alex Pearce is mulling over a contract offer from Reading which would see him take a pay cut.
After a poor season which saw them flirt with relegation, the Royals are making cuts ahead of the new season and while they have offered four senior players - including Irish cap Pearce - new deals, there's no guarantee they will sign because of the financial terms.
"They'll be offered contracts and after that they hold all the cards," said boss Steve Clarke.
"There are some players out of contract, the majority will be offered a new one but we have to wait and see whether they'll accept the contract offered. That's the situation we're in at the moment."