Reading are planning to make a fresh bid to sign highly-rated Bolton Wanderers defender Rob Holding, according to The Sun.

It is understood that Reading initially bid for Holding in January but could not agree a deal with Bolton for the defender, whose current contract expires at the end of the season.

Bolton currently sit bottom of the Championship table, 12 points from safety, and look to be in a very dangerous situation as they go into their final games of this season.  The club are also currently without a manager having parted company with Neil Lennon earlier this month.

Defender Rob Holding has been one of few positive things to happen to Bolton this season, turning in a series of accomplished displays at the back.

Holding looks very confident on the ball for a player without a lot of first-team experience and is often the cool head in defence for Bolton.

With the club under transfer embargo, Bolton’s new owners may have to take what money they can get for Holding as they look to rebuild.

It is believed that Reading will make an offer of £600,000 for Holding, who may look to continue his good form in the Championship next season.

It was reported earlier this week that Premier League side Everton are also taking an interest in Holding, with scout David Unsworth watching the defender play several times this season.

If both clubs come in for Holding in the summer, the defender may have to choose between first-team Championship football or a role at Everton where he would not play as often.