The following report has appeared on the Daily Mail website: 'The speculation among the Football League hierarchy that Ken Bates was interested in buying Charlton has proved wide of the mark. Bates, 81, says he will be president of Leeds next season and that, although five clubs want him to get involved, Charlton is not one of them.'
'Bates did mischievously suggest that Charlton’s owners were looking for a buyer. However, Charlton chairman Michael Slater said: "We are not interested in selling and it’s nonsense to suggest otherwise."' Of course, additional investment might be a different issue and would surely be welcome.