Lee Bowyer says he’d like to think someone would’ve told him the sale of Charlton Athletic was imminent if it was happening.

Recent reports have suggested an Australian consortium could complete their purchase of the club early next week as current owner Roland Duchatelet looks to sell it.

However, Bowyer doesn’t think this will happen so soon as he tries to strengthen his squad during the January transfer window.

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“I'd like to think someone would say something to me!” he said. “I think that'd be the right thing to do but I heard, when I first came in March last year, that I've got three games because the takeover is happening.

“Now we're nearly in March a year on, I'm still here and there's no takeover.

“All I keep hearing is it's going to be this week, it's going to be that week, but from March until now I'm hearing it's going to happen in two weeks [or] it's going to happen next month.

“We're still here and we're still asking the same questions.

“Until it actually happens, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it. But I'd like to think someone would pick up the phone and give me a heads up if it is going to happen because we're still bringing in players.”

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The rumours come as Charlton completed the permanent signing of Jonny Williams from Crystal Palace on a short-term deal.

Williams, 25, was brought in a few days ago before featuring against the club he was on loan to last season in the Addicks’ 1-1 draw with Sunderland at the Valley.

But Bowyer is keen to assess the situation if – or rather when – Charlton is officially sold to new owners.

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“No one doesn't know the owner [Duchatelet] wants to sell, so it's not like we're saying something that's not going to happen,” he added.

“It is going to happen but we just don't know when.

“I've heard talk of this Monday or Tuesday, I keep hearing rumours, but to me I don't think it's going to happen Monday or Tuesday.

“Or, like I said, I'd have heard something but until it actually happens then we'll cross that bridge when we come to it.”