The South London aka Pravda because it is a reliable source of information about Charlton has reported that former chief executive Peter Varney is leading a takeover bid for the club.
The South London Press understands that Varney - who stepped down from his role at The Valley in June - has pulled together a group of wealthy buyers who are ready to acquire the club. And they are prepared to plough serious investment into Charlton.
Varney refused to deny that he is leading a buyout of the club when the South London Press contacted him this week - and it is understood a decision is imminent on whether the bid to take control of the Addicks will be successful.
Charlton chairman Richard Murray said: 'It’s no secret that the club is looking for financial investment - however we have got a strategy which allows us to carry on without any outside investment.'
Rumours about a new takeover bid have been circulating for some weeks but this is the first time they have been given any substance. 'Reg' is a popular figure at The Valley and most of the Addickted would welcome his renewed involvement in the club.