Journalist Richard Cawley has revealed that Charlton Athletic manager Lee Bowyer is set to hold further contract talks with club owner Roland Duchatelet.

This comes just hours after Bowyer refused the latest contract offer made by the owner, with it looking likely that the 42-year-old would leave The Valley.

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Despite further talks being set to going ahead, it may be difficult for the club to give Bowyer a contract that is substantially better than what they have already offered, with Charlton being in a poor financial situation as they look to sell the club.

The club made a statement after the most recent talks with the manager, which said: “Lee has been offered a one-year extension to his contract at a level which is approximately three times what he had since his last increase when he became permanent manager in September.”

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They also made it clear that the selling the club is their main priority, although they would be welcome to keep Bowyer at the club if he reconsiders the offer, so whether they can actually give him a bigger contract than what is currently on the table remains to be seen.

Lee Bowyer started his playing career at Charlton, where he spent two years at The Valley before coming back for his first job as a manager to take the club back to the Championship for the first time in three years.

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It has been rumoured over the past couple of months that there is interest from the likes of Derby and West Brom for Bowyer, so if the next set of talks do not end in an agreement between him and The Addicks, then there could well be more interest for him as he would be set to leave Charlton this summer.

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