Iranian sources are reporting that Charlton are interested in an Iranian striker, but it would also seem to be linked with the Roland Duchatelet deal going ahead which looks less likely as time passes by.
The Iranian Student News Agency reports, 'Charlton Athletic FC is the latest club that has shown interest in Team Melli striker Reza Ghoochannejhad who is currently playing for Standard Liege FC in Belgium.In order to acquire Ghoochannejhad, Charlton has sent its official request to the Belgian club.
'Gucci' [preferable for his shirt], as the Iranian striker is nicknamed, had much success playing for the Iranian national team in 2013, but he did not enjoy the same at his club in the Belgian league. Consequently, Ghoochannejhad announced that he is looking forward to join a new club by January 2014.
Reportedly, 'Gucci' will thrive to get much more playing time in his new club so that Carlos Queiroz will continue to invite him for Team Melli preparations and the finals of the World Cup 2014 Brazil.'
Our experience with Karim Bhageri does not lend confidence, but there were possibly non football agendas there.