Whilst other League One teams start to make some additions to their squad for the upcoming season, Charlton Athletic have so far stood still when it comes to summer signings.
Addicks manager Nigel Adkins has freed up some wage budget by releasing some more senior players, and he will need to make some key additions to ensure the team is up to scratch for either a play-off push next season or automatic promotion.
But Adkins also has to try and convince some out of contract stars to stay – one of whom is attracting significant interest from the Championship – and they face competition from rivals for potential signings – let’s round up the latest transfer gossip from The Valley
City ruled out of Aneke chase
The future of Chuks Aneke has been much speculated on in recent weeks after the striker scored 15 League One goals last season from 38 outings – just 11 of them being starts.
Despite the majority of his appearances coming from the bench, more than half a dozen Championship clubs reportedly want the 27-year-old, but one of those linked has now ruled themselves out of the running.
That team being Bristol City – according to the Bristol Post Aneke is not on Nigel Pearson’s radar this summer which leaves the door open to other second tier clubs to try and snag him away from London.
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Ipswich rivalling Charlton for MacGillivray
Despite Ben Amos having a good season in-between the sticks for Charlton, he needs some fresh competition going into the 2021-22 campaign.
But it looks like they could be going to battle with Ipswich Town for a top target as Paul Cook’s side have entered the race for Craig MacGillivray – who was linked to the Addicks in late May after it was revealed his Portsmouth contract would not be extended.
The 28-year-old stopper kept 15 League One clean sheets for Pompey last season and he would be a welcome addition at The Valley – but they could be outbid in wages by the Tractor Boys’ new-found American wealth.
Portsmouth make move for Stockley
It’s not just Ipswich who may end up outbidding Charlton for a transfer target as interest hots up in Preston North End’s Jayden Stockley.
The target man scored eight times on loan for the Addicks last season and there was confidence amongst fans that owner Thomas Sandgaard would be able to entice him back to The Valley on a permanent deal.
But according to reports it is Portsmouth and Danny Cowley who lead the race for the signature of the 27-year-old, and there’s interest as well from Ipswich and Rotherham as well.