Just a matter of days ago, it seemed that Peterborough United’s attacking midfielder Marcus Maddison was set to complete a move to Sky Bet Championship side Reading.

Maddison had an excellent season in the third tier of English football for Peterborough United, but failed to help them achieve their pre-season target of promotion back to the Sky Bet Championship.

Prior to the 2017/18 campaign, Marcus Maddison signed a new three-year-deal at Peterborough United, but upon signing this contract, he agreed with Posh chairman Darragh MacAnthony that he would be allowed to leave the club if they were not promoted this season.

Posh finished ninth in the Sky Bet League One table, and consequently Marcus Maddison was placed on the transfer list, attracting interest from a number of second tier clubs.

Reading were in pole position to secure his signature, but Darragh MacAnthony yesterday confirmed that it was “doubtful” that Maddison would end up at Reading.

His tweet can be seen above, and it was in reply to a fan asking: “No chance at all Maddison will end up at Reading?”

This latest tweet has got to alert Nottingham Forest and Leeds United, who have both been linked with a move for Marcus Maddison in the past.

Leeds United were on the verge of signing Maddison back when Steve Evans was in charge at Elland Road, and the former Leeds boss is now in charge of Peterborough, potentially giving the Whites the edge over Nottingham Forest.

Forest are interested in bringing in both Jack Marriott and Marcus Maddison from Posh this summer as they look to push up the table in the 2018/19 season.

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