Four Portuguese newspapers have stories about Reading’s chase for the Vitória Guimarães manager Luís Castro today, each one with a different take.

The outlet who really confirms the latest rumours is Record. They say the Royals really have officials in Portugal trying to close a deal and pay the €1m release clause which protects the manager and his staff.

However, Vitória are still to confirm the approach. Record, O Jogo and Jornal de Notícias all say that the Portuguese club knows nothing about the offer, and couldn’t tell them anything about a negotiation.

The word in the local press is that Vitória wouldn’t like to lose their boss, although the money would be pretty important for the club’s financial recovery.

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On the other hand, A Bola says that the salary of €1m per season offered by Reading sounds pretty attractive for Castro, since the only two clubs in Portugal who pay that much are Benfica and Porto.

Some outlets like O Jogo didn’t know about the existence of the €1m release clause, and were able to confirm it today.

So it sounds like Reading just need to pay that amount and they can take Castro and his staff to England.