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Charlton hope to cling on to promising goalkeeper amid Burnley interest



Burnley are believed to have had a bid for Charlton shot-stopper Nick Pope rejected, according to the Lancashire Telegraph.

Following relegation to League One, the Addicks have drawn up a list of ‘acceptable’ losses, including highly-rated Ademola Lookman, but Pope doesn’t feature on this list and the club consider him key to their plans to bounce straight back to the second tier.

He made 24 appearances and kept six clean sheets throughout last season, and has caught the eye of many a club.

With Matt Gilks’s deal set to expire at the end of June, and Paul Robinson yet to sign his new contract, Sean Dyche is looking at the 24-year-old as a back up to Tom Heaton, currently in France on international duty with England.

Pope has had loan spells across the non-league, as well as helping Bury to promotion from League Two in the 2014-15 campaign.

He looked decent even in a Charlton side that leaked goals, helping to somewhat improve their form towards the tail end of last season.

Whether Russell Slade will be able to keep hold of him is unknown, especially with the lure of Premier League football, but the club and its fans will definitely want to see Pope playing for them next term.

Charlton fans, what do you think? Should you let Pope move on, or would your chances of promotion diminish if he leaves the club? Let us know your opinions below!

18 year old Plymouth fan from Cornwall. Twitter: @ryanevans1906

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Article title: Charlton hope to cling on to promising goalkeeper amid Burnley interest

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