OUT of favour playmaker Chris Eagles has been linked with a loan move to Charlton Athletic.

The 28-year-old has not featured for Wanderers since February 15 and his absence in recent weeks has been put down to an eye infection by the club.

Out of contract in the summer, Eagles was rumoured to be a target for Derby County in weekend reports – but sources in London believes that Charlton have enquired about taking the former Manchester United man until the end of the season.

Wanderers would be keen to take some of Eagles’ wages off the bill as they look into deals for Lee Peltier and Alan Hutton, although the final decision will rest with the player himself.