Roland Duchatelet to meet EFL next month after takeover talks stall

GIUSEPPE MURO
Duchatelet is an unpopular figure among Charlton fans: GETTY

Charlton owner Roland Duchatelet has agreed to meet the EFL next month to explain the situation at The Valley. He will be joined by Lieven de Turck, who is representing Charlton in takeover talks.

Duchatelet wants to sell up but a proposed deal with an Australian consortium has stalled, while little is known about a second party who have agreed a deal. It is thought the £35million asking price has put off buyers.

Charlton are losing £10million a year and staff were not paid bonuses promised to them.

A Charlton statement said: "As referenced at two recent Fans’ Forum meetings an Australian consortium have a deal agreed and just need to submit final papers to the EFL. The club doesn’t know when the final documents will be lodged and de Turck remains in regular contact with representatives of the consortium.

"As previously referenced a price is also agreed with the second party that have completed due diligence. It should be noted that the lack of progress in any change of control at the club is not as a result of the parties waiting for the EFL to process the necessary documentation."