Former Prime Minister, Theresa May, is part of a political group 'putting Reading Football Club on the radar.

Mrs May, who was PM from 2016 until 2019, is a Member of Parliament for nearby Maidenhead.

She has teamed up with fellow MPs James Sunderland, Matt Rodda, Alok Sharma, John Redwood, Damian Green and Oliver Heald to push the Royals' off-field issues politically.

Yesterday they held a meeting with Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, Lucy Frazer, to discuss the on-going battles with HMRC as supporters grow fearful of the future of the club.

Slough Observer:

Speaking on BBC Radio Berkshire, Bracknell MP Mr Sunderland said: "I met with Lucy [Frazer] yesterday and she’s very interested. I’ve put Reading Football Club on the radar with DCMS. We are going to meet again next week. What’s more interesting about next week is that I’ve got a group of MPs together now: Theresa May, John Redwood, Matt Rodda- who’s been excellent and supportive- Alok Sharma, Damian Green and Oliver Heald. What’s really important is that we, politically, now provide the necessary support for the club, meet with the owners and get a plan together for how we might be able to help get Reading back on its feet.

"This is a privately owned club- there’s a limit to what any government can do. What the MPs concerned are going to do, led by myself and Matt Rodda, is we’re going to put political pressure on the government to assist where they can. Can we expedite the work visa? Potentially. Can we meet with HMRC? Potentially. Can we try and stop the rot? Potentially."

Slough Observer:

The club have been given a date in court (August 9) over HMRC-related matters.

It is understood that the club are in the process of completing the payment, which should allow the club to make movements in the transfer window.

Under a month remains before the start of the League One campaign.