Charlton Athletic are considering the possibility of a move for Blackpool striker Armand Gnanduillet if they lose Lyle Taylor in the January transfer window, according to South London Press.
It is thought the Addicks pursued a move for the 27-year-old over the summer, but the deal to bring Gnanduillet then fell through at the last minute with talks having been at an advanced stage.
Lee Bowyer is reportedly now set to renew his interest in the in-form frontman if he loses leading striker Lyle Taylor to another club in January, with Brentford thought to be keen on securing the 29-year-old’s services.
It would be a considerable blow for Charlton to lose Taylor’s services given he has scored 30 goals in 51 appearances for the South London outfit, but they would potentially be replacing him with another prolific forward in Gnanduillet.
The Frenchman has already netted 12 times in all competitions for Blackpool this term, with 10 of these strikes coming in League One with his side currently sitting fifth in the table.
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The ideal situation for Charlton would be to simply retain the players they have when January comes around, and this particularly includes Taylor who will surely generate plenty of interest.
However, if the Addicks are forced into selling Taylor, Gnanduillet would be a strong replacement given he has already proven his goalscoring threat this season, and he could make an immediate impact at The Valley.
It is a good thing that Charlton are preparing their targets in advance, in case Taylor does leave the club, but this should not concern Addicks fans too much as their primary aim will be to keep hold of Taylor.