I think he is just a 'getting the numbers in' kinda signing if it is true. Reading made a final offer to him of £18k a week and he turned it down being in his last year with Pavlyuchenko earning £50k a week, Guthrie £40k, Kebe £35k etc he obviously felt being the player of the year that he was worth more which by the logic you would think he was. He would probably be looking at £35k a week at ours which would pretty much make him exclusive back up. It would be suggestive that Kelly wasn't seen as a centre half for the immediate future or perhaps more likely, his fitness is not yet to be trusted as good as he might be. I am sure a bigger names centre half is likely to appear if Skrtel is being shipped out but perhaps it is just a bit of the sensible business that will run alongside the 'star player' business.