By Will Butcher

England Under-20 international Harrison Reed could be set for a loan move to big-spending Wolves, according to a report.

The Championship side are battling with their promotion rivals Derby to sign the Southampton midfielder on a temporary basis.

Sports website HITC Sport claim that both clubs are weighing up loan moves for the youngster ahead of Wednesday’s transfer window cut-off.

It is said that Saints manager Claude Puel is considering sending Reed, 21, out before the transfer window closes to gain some first-team experience.

Reed made his Saints debut in a League Cup tie against Barnsley just over three years ago and has played 21 matches in all competitions for the club.

Subscribe to Football Insider TV now

Central midfielders Jordy Clasie, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Oriel Romeu, James Ward-Prowse and Steven Davis are all considered above Reed in the St. Mary’s Stadium pecking order and a first-team run doesn’t seem to be on the horizon for Reed.

Reed managed just three appearances last term, and is yet to feature this term for the Premier League side under new manager Puel.

Wolves confirmed on Wednesday their tenth summer signing after bringing in Angers midfielder Romain Saiss, who has signed a four-year deal with Walter Zenga’s side.

He joins the likes of Jón Dadi Bödvarsson, Paul Gladon, Prince Oniangue, Andy Lonergan and Silvio in signing permanent deals.

Zenga has also brought in three players from Portuguese giants Benfica in Ola John, Helder Costa and Joao Teixeira, while Manchester United defender Cameron Borthwick-Jackson has also joined temporarily at the Molineux.

In other Wolves transfer news, this Monaco star could be about to join the Midlands club.