Charlton Athletic ‘close in’ on transfer as Birmingham City eye £300k ‘statement coup’

Charlton Athletic have already made one defensive signing this week, and another could follow soon.
Charlton Athletic boss Nathan Jones has made no secret of his ambition to complete transfer business early this summer at The Valley as he prepares for his first full season in command of the club.

This week, the Addicks confirmed the signing of Will Mannion and hinted at another deal.
Charlton joins Birmingham City and Wrexham in your Thursday League One roundup.

Charlton Athletic is on the verge of securing the Championship
Charlton Athletic are preparing to make Millwall defender Alex Mitchell their second signing of the summer. According to London News Online, the Addicks are ‘closing in’ on a deal to sign the centre-back from their London rivals. Mitchell has another year on his contract at The Den, although he is not part of Neil Harris’ imminent first-team ambitions.

Charlton Athletic 'close in' on defender as Birmingham City eye £300k coup
The 22-year-old spent last season on loan at Lincoln City, making 36 League One games, and comes to Charlton Athletic with third-tier experience and plenty of potential.

The player has already spent time on loan at Leyton Orient, but is expected to join Charlton Athletic on a permanent basis as Millwall seek to cash in before his contract expires next year.


Birmingham City knock on the door of Premier League club.
Birmingham City are thought to be one of the frontrunners to sign Brighton midfielder Marc Leonard as Chris Davies prepares to lead the team in League One.

The Blues face competition from newly promoted Championship side Oxford United and League One newcomers Wrexham for the 22-year-old’s.

Services, according to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano. The player is projected to cost more than £300,000 when add-ons are included.

Leonard joined Brighton from Hearts in 2018, however he has made only two first-team appearances for the club. The midfielder spent the season on loan at Northampton Town, where he appeared 46 times in League One and was voted the club’s Player of the Season after scoring five goals and providing six assists. Given Leonard’s success in the third division, his signing would be a coup for Birmingham City.

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