Charlton manager Karl Robinson admits ongoing takeover talks are affecting his plans for the club.

Last week, Addicks director Richard Murray revealed unpopular owner Roland Duchatelet was close to selling up.

Duchatelet’s desire to leave SE7 negatively impacted Robinson’s transfer business in January.

Murray’s statement confirmed a takeover is “a few weeks” away – and Robinson told News Shopper: “It’s a very weird place to be.

“For me, it’s frustrating. I’m frustrated with it [the takeover talks] because we’ve got players who are out of contract in the summer.

“We've got players who will want to start speaking to us, you've got to start making plans, whatever league you're in.

“I’ve not spent much money at this football club. I’ve had two very difficult transfer windows. I came to Charlton thinking we were going to be a powerhouse in transfer windows and we’ve not had that yet. That’s frustrated me as well.

“I hope that when this [takeover] happens, I can get the final piece of the jigsaw that I want to get this club where it deserves to be.

“I’m ambitious and I’m eager. The fans are equally ambitious and they're more eager than me because it’s their club.”

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Charlton were restricted to three loan signings in January due to Duchatelet’s reluctance to splash the cash. The club also sold star man Ricky Holmes to Sheffield United for a modest fee.

Robinson made his frustration with Duchatelet clear during the window.

When asked if Charlton’s failure to land transfer targets on permanent deals dampened his relationship with the Belgian tycoon, Robinson said: “I just got on with my job.

“Obviously going into January, we were told in December that the club was for sale. I knew what was coming next.

“But what I was told by Roland Duchatelet, was that Ezri Konsa was not for sale. There were some very good bids, but it was a case of ‘we’re not going to spend money, but we’re not going to make it either’.

“My conversations with the owner have been very, very limited. He’s left me to do what I’ve had to do. He gave me the parameters the month before January of what was expected financially.

“I so desperately wanted things to happen, but it wasn't the case, but I was told straight where that was going to lie, and I had to deal with it.

“I had another conversation with Richard this week and we all know the takeover is imminent.

“I’ve heard what you've heard that we’ve agreed a price with two parties. So I think it’s crossing the t’s and dotting the i’s but you don't know how many t’s or i’s there are.

“These are things that are well and truly out of my remit. Whoever is buying it is getting a great football club.”

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