Charlton have accepted bids from three Championship clubs for winger Alfie Doughty.
Stoke City have been chasing the 21-year-old since the previous transfer window and they have been joined by two other sides in England’s second tier.
Doughty has refused to sign a contract extension with the Addicks and is out of contract at the end of the campaign.
He is sidelined with a torn hamstring and not expected to be fit until the end of February.
Charlton manager Lee Bowyer said: “There are three Championship sides that we have agreed terms with. I expect Alfie will speak to all three of them. I think he should.
“Don’t just make a rash decision – he should speak to all three.
“He’s been really good. He’s not been knocking on the door. But this is football – these are things you can’t control.
“I expect him to be gone in the near future – I don’t know how soon. I think it’s now down to the three clubs, Alfie, his family and his agent getting together and seeing which one he prefers.
“That might take a little time, that, but I expect him to be going.”
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