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Reading have not given up hope of persuading Liverpool target Alex Pearce to commit his future to the club.
The 24-year-old is out of contract next month and is wanted by Brendan Rodgers, who worked with him during his six-month spell as Royals boss in 2009.
Reading have held unsuccessful talks with the Republic of Ireland international over the last 12 months but the club's director of football Nick Hammond has revealed he is set for fresh talks with the defender.
He said: "We have been speaking to him with regards to his contract throughout the season. Unfortunately, up until this point we have not managed to find a deal which is mutually acceptable to both parties.
"I am keen however, now the season has finished, to have a further conversation with Alex and his representatives to understand his thoughts and give him the club's final position."