By Harvey Byrne
Newcastle are interested in signing Reading midfield enforcer Danny Williams this summer, according to a report.
The Daily Mail claims the Tyneside club have sounded out the American midfielder’s representatives about a possible move.
They also state that Aston Villa, Sunderland and Swansea are monitoring the situation.
Williams only has one-year left on his current deal at the Madejski Stadium and he is expected to leave the club this summer.
The 27-year-old had previously expressed a desire to play in the Premier League in a bid to boost his international chances with the United States.
However, recently relegated Newcastle will be hoping to land the proven Championship player and Williams could be a key target given that there are questions over the futures of both Cheick Tiote and Henri Saivet.
The German-born midfielder has starred for the United States 19 times since making his debut in 2011.
He had spells in Germany with Karlsruhe, Freiburg and Hoffenheim before moving to Reading back in the summer of 2013 in a £1.5million move.
The American featured in 46 fixtures for the Royals last season across all competitions scoring six goals from his midfield role.