Charlton deny takeover talk
Figures of £45 - £50 million had been mentioned and there had been speculation that the Dubai consortium that failed to acquire Liverpool might be interested in Charlton. Peter Varney's denial is emphatic enough, but the fact that sheikhs have not been seen at The Valley or that no approach has been received does not mean that it might not yet come in.
Such a proposal would undoubtedly divide Charlton fans. Some would see it as undermining Charlton as a family, community oriented club. Others would welcome the injection of funds that would enable the club to get back to the Premiership and establish itself there.
At the very least it is interesting that there are rumours of interest in the club. Our view has been for some time that football at the very top level is changing rapidly towards predominant foreign ownership. At some point Charlton may face a choice about whether it wants to be part of that trend.