Addicks plan Young talks
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Charlton Athletic insist the club have not agreed to sell Luke Young to West Ham.
Charlton Athletic insist the club have not agreed to sell Luke Young to West Ham United and plan to hold contract talks with the full back.
Reports had suggested The Hammers were on the brink of clinching a deal for the unsettled England international.
Young handed in a transfer request at the start of June after becoming frustrated with The Addicks' failure to discuss a new contract.
In response, Charlton claimed to have offered the defender a three-year deal in an attempt to keep the 26-year-old at The Valley.
That contract remains unsigned, but new Addicks boss Iain Dowie plans to speak to Young upon his return to work on Monday.
Charlton confirmed Dowie's intentions and also refuted rumours that Young is already on his way to Upton Park.
"Contrary to reports in Saturday's national press, Charlton captain Luke Young remains at The Valley," read a statement on the club's official website.
"Despite numerous newspapers detailing the England international has moved across the capital to West Ham United, The Addicks have insisted that no agreement has been completed for the right back.
"And Iain Dowie and his management team have made it clear that thrashing out a new deal for Young is among his top priorities when the new head coach returns from a family holiday on Monday."
Since moving to Charlton from Tottenham in a £3 million transfer in 2001, Young has made 176 appearances for the club and forced his way into the England setup.