Charlton rejected a bid in excess of £500,000 from Bolton for Josh Magennis on transfer deadline day, News Shopper understands.

Wanderers lost star striker Gary Madine to Cardiff and Magennis was earmarked as a late replacement.

But after their big money bid was turned down by unpopular Charlton owner Roland Duchatelet, the Championship strugglers re-signed Nottingham Forest attacker Zach Clough on loan.

Magennis, 27, has been targeted by some Addicks fans after going 14 games without a goal. The Northern Ireland international has been struggling for form due to the club’s lack of striking options.

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But Valley boss Karl Robinson addressed that problem last month by bringing in Sullay Kaikai, Stephy Mavididi and Michal Zyro, who can all play as a number nine.

Nicky Ajose was also recalled from Bury, which will relieve some pressure on Magennis.

Speaking about the transfer deadline day interest in his striker, Robinson said: “I’m not going to say what football club but we turned down a substantial bid [for Magennis].

“Everyone can speculate who that was from but it was real. I didn't feel we could replace that type of player so quickly.”

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