The sale of Gylfi Sigurdsson means Reading have the financial clout to make a significant move in the loan market, according to manager Brian McDermott.
The Iceland midfielder left the Madejski Stadium in a club-record move to Bundesliga outfit Hoffenheim on transfer deadline day, which McDermott hopes will boost his attempts to make acquisitions when the loan window opens on Tuesday.
"We're still in the frame if something comes our way, we can do it now because of Gylfi," he told the Reading Evening Post. "We're watching closely to see what happens.
"We did make an offer for somebody else. We were close but we couldn't do it and we missed out.
"I can't say who, but we know who is available and won't bring in a player in haste. We know the market."