Charlton’s Lee Bowyer re-affirmed his January transfer window intentions as reports suggest a deal for Peterborough’s Marcus Maddison have stalled.

An influx of players was expected into The Valley this month after East Street Investments' takeover was confirmed, but having signed Andre Green from Aston Villa on loan there have been multiple departures, leaving an already thin squad in need of re-enforcements.

Conor Gallagher was recalled by Chelsea this week, Beram Kayal and Jonathan Leko both retuned to their parent clubs with injury, while Joe Ledley’s contract came to an end.

There were reports suggesting that Posh’s 26-year-old attacker, Maddison, was on his way to SE7, but there’s apparently been a break down in negotiations over the player’s demands.

Bowyer refused to comment on the Maddison transfer, although Posh’s Chairman Darragh MacAnthony revealed a bid had been accepted for the player who’s out of contract at the end of the season.

“I don’t think its fair to name him, he plays for Peterborough,” Bowyer said.

“Do I like him as a player? Of course, he’s an excellent player.

“But I don’t think it’s fair to be talking about him, other than that ‘do I like him? Yes I do.

“But I also like lots of other players. So to single out one player like that I wrong.”

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There were rumours that the Addicks were on the trail of Blackpool’s Armand Gnanduillet, Maddison’s teammate Ivan Toney, and Rotherham’s Freddie Ladapo.

Although Bowyer would not be drawn on speculation, he fully expects new faces through the Sparrow Lane training ground this month, how many however he couldn’t say.

“I don’t think you can put a number on it,” he said.

“Firstly we have to replace the ones we lost and build from there

“We’ve got players coming back from injury so we don’t want to be rushing into things.

“All I can say is we are working hard to bring the right players in.

“We need to strengthen but we recognise it’s tough in January because people move the goalposts.

“They have to strengthen us otherwise there’s no point wasting money.

“Mine and Steve Gallen’s job before East Street Investments took over was to put a list together whether they took over or not, so we have targets to move this club forward and we’re working hard to bring them in as soon as possible.”