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Charlton Athletic aiming to agree deal for Dunfermline defender Josh Edwards

Charlton Athletic are hoping to agree a deal for Dunfermline defender Josh Edwards in the coming days.

A report in Scotland claimed that the Scottish side had rejected a six-figure bid for the 23-year-old but that was wide of the mark – both in terms of the size of the offer tabled and also the fact it had not been turned down.

The South London Press has been told that Charlton will look to reach an agreement for Edwards by the end of this week.

Edwards has one more year left on his contract at Dunfermline.

And the League One outfit are also in negotiations with Luke Berry, who is not being retained by Luton Town.

Charlton boss Nathan Jones has talked about wanting the vast bulk of the club’s transfer activity completed before his squad return to pre-season training.

The Addicks have already triggered an option in Thierry Small’s contract to extend the former Southampton and Everton defender’s deal until next summer.

Edwards plays in the same position as Small but can also operate in left midfield.

He scored three goals and claimed eight assists in 36 matches in the Scottish Championship last season.

Edwards has played 182 matches for Dunfermline and previously was on the books of Airdrieonians, featuring 39 times for them.

Barnsley saw a bid rejected in the January transfer window for Edwards.

Dunfermline boss James McPake, talking at the time, said: “For what Josh is worth to us and what he can do, the club knocked that back. It shows real intent from them as well.

“Keeping Josh was very important, for what he does in the team. He could get injured, that’s just the way football is, but a player of his profile is really hard to find.

“And the way he plays that left wing/left wing-back role, I don’t see many like that out there.

“It was very important we kept him. He’s performing at a really high level.

“I’ve said to him, the moves will come for him.

“If he keeps doing what he’s doing for us, he’ll go and have fantastic career because he’s doing everything right.

“He’s training right, he’s working right and he’s looking after himself right.

“He’ll deserve whatever comes for him in football, but we’re delighted to keep him.”

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