Charlton Athletic are set to win the race to sign Sean Clare from Oxford United, as per a report by TEAMtalk. 

Charlton Athletic are poised to see off competition from Sunderland, Portsmouth and Ipswich Town to land the midfielder.

It has been a pretty quiet transfer window for the Addicks so far but they are looking to bring in more players before the start of the new season.

Clare, who is 24-years-old, only joined Oxford last summer but struggled to make an impact at the Kassam Stadium.

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Karl Robinson’s side decided to loan him out to fellow League One side Burton Albion for the second-half of last season and are now selling him to Charlton.

Clare started his career at Sheffield Wednesday and went on to play five times for their first-team, as well as having loan spells away at Bury and Accrington Stanley.

He then left the Owls for a year in Scotland before heading back to England to join Oxford around this time last year.

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Charlton need bodies through the door having seen their transfer activity dry up over the past couple of weeks.

Clare would be a shrewd addition for Nigel Adkins’ side. He is a decent age, is versatile and has a point to prove in the Football League.

Beating possible promotion rivals Sunderland, Ipswich and Portsmouth to get him would also be a boost for the Addicks.