Cardiff City chairman Mehmet Dalman is in advanced talks with Charlton Athletic over a potential takeover.

Dalman is understood to have held discussions with Charlton owner Roland Duchatelet, who has been looking to sell the south London club since 2017.

Wales Online reported that Dalman would be willing to leave his role at Cardiff City immediately in order to become an owner in his own right.

The businessman has been Chairman at Cardiff since 2013, working alongside flamboyant owner Vincent Tan in south Wales during two Premiership campaigns.

Duchatlet has maintained his stance that he wishes to sell the club and it's understood he is willing to agree a deal should the fee, expected to be more than £30million, be paid in full upon agreement.

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Deals have been 'close' during the Belgian's ownership in the past, but the naming of the previously anonymous buyer has increased the speculation that a deal is near.

Dalman has been described by current Bluebird's boss Neil Warnock as 'the best Chairman (I've) ever worked with,' meaning any departure would hit fans hard.

Despite a succesful season which saw Charlton promoted to the Championship last month, Addick fans have endured possibly their most turbulent season as off-field dramas threatened to de-rail Lee Bowyer's quest for second tier football.

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