Reading may revive interest in former Fulham man
The Croatian is currently a free agent after being one of 12 players released by The Cottagers at the end of last season.
He has previously played for German giants Hamburg and Borussia Dortmund as well as current Swiss champions FC Basel so would add vital experience to the Royals side who were interested in his services before Fulham signed him in the summer of 2012.
After a poor transfer window, Reading fans have started a petition to get Director of Football Nick Hammond out of the club and for owner Anton Zingarevich to spend more money.
The Russian was expected to splash the cash to help the Berkshire club get back to the Premier League at the first attempt, but only Royston Drenthe (free), Wayne Bridge (free) and Danny Williams (undisclosed) arrived at The Madjeski Stadium over the summer.
The sales of Adrian Mariappa and Jimmy Kebe to Crystal Palace have given the club at least £5 million, which they will be expected to spend in the near future.
If money is not spent in the January transfer window and the Royals fail to win promotion, Hammond’s transfer policy will come under criticism again.
Meanwhile, Fulham have sold 19 year old winger Kerim Frei to Besiktas as the Turkish international looks for more regular football.
In two years at Craven Cottage, Frei only played 23 games and failed to find the back of the net.
On Fulham’s official website Martin Jol said: “Kerim has progressed well through his time in the Academy and into the fringes of the First Team, which enabled him to play for the Turkish national team, which is a big thing for him.
“But for him to continue this progression and to really fulfill his potential he needs to play week in, week out, and I couldn’t offer him that as part of the first team here, so we decided to accept the offer from Besiktas.
“He’s sure to have a big impact back in Turkey and I know that on a personal level it’s a good option for him.”