Charlton have outlined their plans for the January transfer window.

The Addicks have been highly active over the last few transfer windows, with 16 new arrivals last summer alone.

According to Director of Football Steve Gallen however, the upcoming transfer window will be a period of prioritising retaining the talent they have at The Valley.

“First and foremost we want to keep the group together,” he told a fans AGM.

“Sam Field (on loan from West Brom) will be coming back to us.

“Conor Gallagher could go back to Chelsea although I don't think he will.

“(Chelsea’s Youth Team Mentors) Claude Makalele and Carlo Cudicini came in to the training ground last week to see their player in the same way that Grant Basey has been to Newport and Colchester, to sit down with their managers and get some feedback.”

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More Trust With Transfers

Gallen believes there is more trust in the relationship between himself and owner Roland Duchatelet now, after impressive dealings in the five transfer windows whilst he’s been at the club.

“At the start, if I wanted a player and (Duchatelet’s advisor) Thomas Driessen didn't believe in that player, I wouldn’t get that player,” he added.

“I learned that early on.

“That was frustrating for me and Lee but we’re in a much better place now.

“Thomas works directly for Roland, he doesn't work for Charlton.

“I get on with him and I like him and I respect his relationship with Roland.

“We are in a good place with him now and he trusts us, he's seen the players we've brought in – Cullen, Bielik and Taylor.

“Being a Director has helped me as an influencer within the club and I think Roland is beginning to trust me on a lot of things.

“For example, if I said in the summer that I wanted to buy a certain player, it pretty much got done whereas when I first arrived two and a half years ago it didn't.”

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