Wolves join Addicks and Wigan in chase for French striker

Charlton boss Bob Peeters is still hoping to sign Andy Delort. Picture by Keith Gillard.

Charlton boss Bob Peeters is still hoping to sign Andy Delort. Picture by Keith Gillard.

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Charlton are in a three-way battle with Championship rivals Wigan and Wolves to sign top striker target Andy Delort.

The Addicks have been chasing the highly-rated 22-year-old French forward for the past month and are still interested in bringing him in before the transfer window closes on Monday.

Delort’s club Tours revealed yesterday talks were ongoing with Wigan, although they added a rival British team had tabled a better offer.

And this lunchtime Addicks head coach Bob Peeters suggested Kenny Jackett’s newly-promoted Wolverhampton Wanderers were the side in question.

 “Apparently (Wiagn are interested) and apparently there are some other teams,” he said.

“Wolves are interested.

“First he was going to sign for us then he was going to Wigan and now apparently he’s close to Wolves, so I don’t know any more which team is going to bring him in.

“He’s an interesting player but for me the most important thing is the players who are here now at Charlton and we will see which players we can bring in.

“I’m not going to speculate whether player X or Y will come to Charlton, because for me it’s a done deal as soon as the player has signed and we come and we reveal that we signed the player.”

Peeters was then asked with Charlton’s start to the season whether he felt that would give them an edge over their rivals in the race to win Delort’s signature.

“It’s all about money,” he replied.

“You have teams like Wigan for instance they’re still benefitting parachute payments from the Premier League.

“I think the chairman is right – OK, sometimes you need to spend money but you don’t need to spend money to spend money, you want to bring in quality players at a good price, price quality and that’s what we did already.

“We need to look carefully for good players who want to play for Charlton and not only thinking about the money.

“For me the most important thing is that people want to play for Charlton and want to be here and prove that they are good players.

“We will see what happens, we have still got until Monday.”

Peeters admitted signing a striker remained the number one priority, although it isn't the only area where he is looking to strengthen before the window closes.

“At this moment wwe have confidence in the people who are there but we are still looking at the possibility of bringing in a striker," the Belgian said.

“There are things in progress but not finalised.

“When you have a competition with 46 games you need a big squad.

“You need a squad that can be competitive so we are looking for different options.

“If we can bring in a striker we will do it, but also we are  looking at other places where we can add something to strengthen the team.”

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