CHARLTON appear to be edging closer to an agreement with Fulham to make Elliot Omozusi’s loan switch permanent.

The defender extended his loan for a second month earlier this week and manager Phil Parkinson was particularly impressed by his display in Tuesday night’s 2-0 win at Brighton.

Omozusi’s situation at Craven Cottage is complicated by the fact he isn’t under contract, although he isn’t a free agent either because the Premiership side retain his registration.

But it now looks like the two London clubs will finally resolve the situation soon, enabling the player to join Charlton on a full-time deal next month.

Parkinson explained: “Elliot is a strange one because he isn’t actually under contract at Fulham.

“They are just paying to protect their compensation rights because they didn’t want him to go for free.

“We probably could have made it a permanent signing initially but with our financial situation we decided to do it for a month and now we’ve added a second month onto that.”

The Valley boss added: “He certainly had his best game the other night.

“I think he was unlucky he came into the team when his match fitness was short and it coincided with the team having a dip in form as well.

“But it was pleasing for him to come in and play well and get a clean sheet.

“Initially Fulham wanted a fee but talks since then have been more about them wanting some sort of sell on agreement if anyone was going to sign him.

“But as you know in football things change, so we will cross that bridge when we come to it.”