Roland Duchatelet is set to sell Charlton for a fee in the region of £35m.

The Belgian millionaire has had a disastrous four-and-a-half-year spell in SE7, overseeing numerous manager exits, top player departures and one relegation.

His reign will come to an end when Australian businessman Andrew Muir, who was seen at the Valley for their play-off game against Shrewsbury earlier this month, completes the long-awaited takeover.

Muir is close to finalising a deal and News Shopper understands the Aussie will have full ownership of the Valley.

Duchatelet, who bought Charlton for around £20m in 2014, wanted to lease the Valley when new owners took over.

However, that could only happen if former Charlton directors agreed to it unanimously. It is understood that only three out of seven directors agreed to lease the stadium.

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Duchatelet has been trying to sell the club for the past year - and a completion date was earmarked for February, but nothing materialised.

It is believed that in the unlikely event a takeover is not completed in the next month, then Duchatelet will reluctantly consider bringing in senior management staff. Charlton were without a chief executive and financial officer for the second half of last season.

Takeover delays angered ex-Charlton boss Karl Robinson, who left for Oxford United in March. His replacement, Lee Bowyer, guided the Addicks into the top six despite being in ninth place when he was appointed caretaker manager, but his team fell short to Shrewsbury in the play-off semi-finals.

Director Richard Murray played a significant role in keeping Bowyer in temporary charge until the end of the season. But now, it is unclear who is making the decisions from the top.

One short-term goal will be tying Ahmed Kashi down to a new deal. The midfielder is out of contract in June. Additionally, the squad size has decreased with five loan players leaving.

The need to strengthen the squad ahead of another testing League One campaign is just one of many reasons why Charlton fans want this takeover completed as soon as possible.