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Charlton Reported To Want Iwelumo

Charlton Reported To Want Iwelumo

Charlton Athletic have reportedly joined the race to sign Colchester United`s out of contract hot-shot Chris Iwelumo.

The Guardian newspaper carried the story, reacting to Teletext speculation, that the Scotsman, who scored 18 goals last season, would be snapped up on a free to help fire the relegated London side swiftly back to the Premiership at the first time of asking.

Charlton`s interest would make sense, because the club`s number two is Phil Parkinson, Colchester former promotion-winning boss.

Gheriant Williams did not deny the story yesterday, telling the local media: "There will be clubs getting in touch with them to see what their plans are and we understand that,' also reffering to Richard Garcia, the other U`s man whose deal is up for renewal.

"We wanted to get the out-of-contract players signed up but just because they haven't, that doesn't mean we've given up," he added.

'The club have done their best with their offers and now we have to wait and see. We've been negotiating since Christmas and it's not like we've left them with take-it-or-leave-it offers.

'There have been offers and counter-proposals going back and forth and we are quite far down the line.'

Other clubs in line for Iwelumo are said
to be Ipswich, Hearts and former team Stoke City.



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Writer:Matt_Us
Date:Friday May 18 2007
Time: 2:13PM

Comments

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you lose him and you will end up down the same road as luton this season , you just wait and see !
dazednconfuzed
18/05/2007 15:07:00
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I'm fed up with hearing that from people!! It obviosuly depends on who replaces him, assuming he does leave. Luton and, oh yeah, your club Hull City!! 5-1! Ops...
Matt_Us
19/05/2007 07:01:00
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Well, anyway, it's Monday as I write this and Chris has been reported to have signed by them this weekend. UH!
Matt_Us
21/05/2007 08:50:00
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