Charlton Athletic close in on right-back signing…but it isn’t former Celtic and Sunderland man

Charlton manager Lee Bowyer has revealed he is closing in on a right-back signing – but it isn’t Adam Matthews.

And the Addicks boss says that their top target is a player they wanted to add to their ranks last season.

Matthews has still been training with the SE7 outfit and it was thought last week that he could be an early incoming when the transfer embargo was lifted.

But asked about the former Sunderland and Celtic full-back, Bowyer replied: “There is nothing happened there.

“We have got someone else we’re trying to get through the door.

“Obviously Adam is still training with us but we’re trying to pursue someone else.

“It is someone we tried to bring in last season as well.

“Adam still wants to try and play in the Championship. But this is the right-back we’ve been trying to get.

“It is not that Adam has said no and now we’re trying to sign this other right-back. That isn’t the case. We’ve been trying to sign this right-back all along.

“I like Adam but if we can get this lad through the door everyone will be pleasantly surprised.”

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