BY RICHARD CAWLEY
Charlton Athletic boss Lee Bowyer has revealed owner Roland Duchatelet is talking to a club about a “big loan” addition.
The Addicks have made one signing this window – snapping up Lyle Taylor on a free after the striker left AFC Wimbledon.
Bowyer’s priority is adding at least one more central midfielder – they were in for Abu Ogogo before he opted to join Coventry City – but the caretaker boss also has a loan addition in his sights too.
“Everyone is sending texts about how I have got this player and that player – we know the type we want,” said Bowyer. “We are working on the midfielder situation and the owner is speaking to a club at the moment on a different position as well.
“It will be a loan – but if it comes off it will be a big loan.
“It will be just as good as Lyle Taylor coming through the door. It’s maybe not that big in comparison, but it will feel like that for me anyway.
“We have only two central midfielders in the building – Joe [Aribo] and Jake [Forster-Caskey]. We’ve got Taylor Maloney, George Lapslie and young Albie [Morgan] out in Portugal with us and they are doing well, but are they going to start at Sunderland? No.
“We need to bring a couple of men in to play in the middle of the park.”
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