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Charlton deal for Peterborough’s Jonson Clarke-Harris looking unlikely due to personal terms – both bosses have their say

Peterborough manager Darren Ferguson and Charlton head coach Michael Appleton both doubt that a move for striker Jonson Clarke-Harris between the two clubs will be completed.

The Addicks have had a bid accepted for the frontman at the end of the week before last but both bosses understand that there has been no progress on agreeing personal terms.

Clarke-Harris, 29, has plundered 75 league goals over the last three-and-a-half seasons for the Posh.

Ferguson, whose side ran out 2-1 winners at The Valley on Saturday, said: “It’s gone quiet. Charlton have had a bid accepted a long time ago but the personal terms, they’re way off at the moment. Unless Appy tells me something different, I don’t think it will be happening.

“When the bid is accepted you would have thought it might have happened by now. There’s nothing like Jonno in the league. So, whether Charlton come again or not I don’t know, in terms of personal terms. It’s out of my hands, out of the club’s hands. It’s up to Jonno and Charlton now.”

“What he said,” added Appleton, when asked for his response to what Ferguson had revealed.

“That’s my understanding of it as well. Who knows [if the deal is dead]? I think the distance between both parties shows it’s probably nearer to not being alive than being alive.

“You’re always disappointed when a potential signing of that quality doesn’t happen, but you can’t keep hold of that disappointment too long. The reality is you’ve got to work with the players in the dressing room.

“The reality is there’s other options out there and other players that we are working hard to try and bring in. If we can get one of those players then it will definitely help us and make us better.”

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