Charlton close to takeover by international group
By Sky Sports News
Last Updated: 25/04/19 12:37pm
Charlton are close to being bought by an international group, club representative Lieven De Turck has said.
De Turck, who was placed in charge of talks to sell the Sky Bet League One club by owner Roland Duchatelet, revealed the group were coming to the "final stages" of completing a takeover after agreeing a price and were in due diligence.
Speaking at a Fans' Forum event, De Turck said the group "have the money and a previous experience in English football".
De Turck confirmed two other parties remain in negotiations to buy the club, but went on to deny that Duchatelet had set an asking price of £65m.
He also confirmed that negotiations continue with manager Lee Bowyer over a deal to remain at The Valley.
Charlton have enjoyed a superb season under Bowyer and currently sit fifth on 82 points, with a place in the League One play-offs already assured.
Duchatelet has been looking to offload Charlton since the end of 2017 and recently suggested the EFL could acquire the south London club.
The EFL dismissed the Belgian businessman's idea, citing regulations over dual interests, with Charlton supporters also rejecting it unanimously as "unfeasible".