Chelsea defender Nathan Ake has joined Reading on loan for a month, however the 20-year-old will be ineligible to play the FA Cup semi-final tie vs Arsenal.
The Dutch defender has made 11 appearances for the Blues since arriving at Stamford Bridge from Feyenoord in 2010.
Jose Mourinho has heaped high praise on the youngster previously has given him green signal to get regular games under his belt.
“I’m delighted to add a player of Nathan’s quality to our first team squad at this important time of the season,” said Reading manager Steve Clarke.
“He has been a fixture in Chelsea’s first-team squad this season and we are grateful that Chelsea have allowed him to join us here at Reading to get some competitive minutes on the pitch.
“He is a very talented player who I have been aware of for some time and I look forward to working with Nathan in the coming weeks.”
Ake is considered one of the brightest young talents for Chelsea who have the potential to represent the club on a long run in future.