BOURNEMOUTH are ready to snatch Reading whizkid Omar Richards.
Richards, 19, has broken into the first-team at the Madejski Stadium but incredibly has just seven months left on his contract.
Eddie Howe is prepared to move quickly to land the left-back when the January window opens.
Richards’ expiring contract means he could move for just £2million, with Derby also interested after his display against them in the Championship before the international break.
Scouts are expected to continue monitoring the ex-Fulham Academy player’s progress through the season.
His displays at left-back have seen him compared to England star Ashley Cole after just a handful of appearances.