Charlton have yet to hear back from the EFL regarding the transfer of Tomer Hemed but Lee Bowyer says the club remains “quietly confident” it will get over the line.

The Brighton and Hove Albion striker, 32, was a deadline day signing for the Addicks, who insist they got all the paperwork through in time.

Despite 10 days having passed since the window shut last Thursday (August 8), and several emails from the club according to Bowyer, Charlton appear to be no closer to knowing whether the deal is done.

Bowyer said both the club and Hemed, who spent last season on loan at Queens Park Rangers and scored seven times in 29 appearances, are “losing out” because of it.

Speaking after the 2-2 draw with Barnsley, he said: “We're still quietly confident that it's going to happen. Nothing's changed, we're just waiting for a reply from them [the EFL and the FA] so, as soon as we do that, then hopefully he can come and start training with us because we're losing out, the kid's losing out, it's just wrong.

“I'll just say what I said last week. Hopefully, they come back with the right decision.”

Asked whether the governing bodies have been in touch, the Addicks boss added: “Nothing.

“There's so much going on with Bury and Bolton at the moment they must be just purely concentrating on that because we've not heard a thing back.

“[Head of recruitment] Steve Gallen has sent emails, [club secretary] Chris Parkes has sent some, and we've not heard anything back.”

Israel international Hemed has scored 35 goals in 108 Championship games, excluding play-offs appearances, since making his debut in 2015.