Peter Varney has demanded Katrien Meire retracts her comments regarding his takeover bid and a move away from the Valley.

Meire claimed this morning that a buy-out from Varney’s investors would lead to Charlton leaving their SE7 base.

However, former Addicks chief executive Varney says this is “completely untrue” and has urged Meire to publish a retraction in the next 48 hours.

He told News Shopper: “It is totally untrue and completely fabricated.

“I have been in dialogue with Roland Duchatelet directly.

“My position is that they should issue a retraction because it is totally untrue. I am quite happy to publish the evidence of the proposal to prove that.

“I am giving them 48 hours to publish a retraction.”