Charlton owner Roland Duchatelet has rejected a bid for Anfernee Dijksteel, according to Lee Bowyer.

Championship rivals Middlesbrough, who are currently managed by Bowyer’s former teammate Jonathan Woodgate, recently put in an offer for the 22-year-old but were turned down.

The Addicks boss said Duchatelet told Boro he was “not for sale” as Charlton themselves seek to continue bringing in reinforcements.

But Bowyer added: “I think the owner realises he's an asset [and] fair play to him.

“For someone that wants to sell the club, he's then rejecting an offer for someone and he realises that, for the football club, the right thing to do is to keep Anfernee because he's an asset.

“Fair play to the owner. He didn't have to do that but he did.”

Dijksteel, who was part of the Addicks’ promotion-winning campaign last season, reportedly has less than a year left on his current deal at The Valley.

Although Boro are keen on the full back, Charlton themselves are keen to tie him down on a longer-term deal at some point.

Meanwhile, Bowyer has said he’ll make a decision on free agent Callum Harriott when he feels it’s “fair” to do so.

Harriott left his last club Reading, who are also in the Championship, after his deal expired earlier this summer.

The former Charlton youngster has trained with the Addicks this preseason and came off the bench during their 4-1 defeat to Aston Villa in Chris Solly’s testimonial match.

Speaking after the game, Bowyer added: “I spoke to him yesterday and I said, 'It's not fair for me to judge you at the moment because you're not fit'.

“From when he came in with us [that] was the first bit of training he'd done all summer, so it's not fair to judge him now. I said, 'I'm not going to judge you now, I need to see you play, train, catch up fitness-wise and then we'll make a decision'.

“But I do like some of the things that he brings because he's definitely different to what we have. We don't have someone similar to him at the moment in the building.”