CHARLTON Athletic want to take Erhun Oztumer back to the Championship next season.

Lee Bowyer has been given limited funds after gaining promotion from League One but has ear-marked Wanderers’ playmaker as a potential signing after missing out on his signature in January on loan.

Oztumer was due to sign for Charlton until the collapse of Ched Evans’ move to Wanderers at the 11th hour on winter deadline day.

The 28-year-old has a year left on his contract and has not yet indicated that he wishes to follow Pawel Olkowski and Sammy Ameobi’s lead and terminate the deal ahead of time, which is their contractual right as players have not been paid since February.

Sources in South London have confirmed the Addicks’ interest but claim Charlton have other priorities in the transfer market for the time being.

One of those targets could well be Remi Matthews, with news breaking yesterday that a trio of clubs are monitoring his situation at Wanderers.

The 25-year-old stopper impressed last season after signing from Norwich City, turning an initial loan deal into a permanent one in January and becoming first choice after an injury to Ben Alnwick.

Hull City are also said to be interested, as are League One rivals Ipswich Town, who are expecting to lose the highly-rated Bartosz Bialkowski this summer after relegation.

Both of Phil Parkinson’s senior keepers have indicated they want to stay on at Wanderers in League One, where Wanderers will start with a minimum penalty of minus 12 points – a deficit that does not deter the core of players who are currently contracted to the club.

“It’s all about your mindset,” Alnwick told The Bolton News. “When it comes around we’ll just have to deal with it, start winning games and go from there. As players there is nothing we can do but do our best to get results.

“From my perspective I think the lads who are due to be here next season need to be responsible and to take the club forward, hopefully under a settled new ownership.

“We’re all hoping that next season will be a more settled environment to play football, whether it’s a 12-point head start we give the other teams in the division or not.”