The England captain failed to push through a move to Manchester City in the summer and has yet to score a Premier League goal this season.
Reading are locked in talks with the Football League over a points deduction which is likely to plunge them into a Championship relegation battle.
Eddie Jones’ 2023 gamble: England’s new dream team or too many cooks? There will be new faces when England’s training squad meets, among them some eye-catching coaching appointments Richard Cockerill impressed at Edinburgh but the former Leicester coach comes with a reputation for being uncompromising. Photograph: Ryan Hiscott/INPHO/Shutterstock