League One rivals Charlton say a “deal has been agreed” to sell the club ahead of the 2023/24 season.

Chairman Thomas Sandgaard has agreed terms with former Sunderland co-owner Charlie Methven’s firm, SE7 Partners.

Methven left his role at the Stadium of Light in December 2019. The takeover will not be complete until it has been approved by the EFL.

Managed by former Bolton Dean Holden, the Addicks finished 10th in the League One table last season.

"We'll now work with SE7 Partners and the EFL to meet the league requirements, which is a process that can take some time,” said chief executive Peter Storrie.

"In the meantime, the day-to-day running of the club will not be impacted. Our preparation and recruitment for the 2023-24 season is well under way. We have our targets for our men's team and our women's team.

"Led by Dean Holden and Karen Hills, those plans continue to progress and will not be halted while we await the approval.

"The aim is to put the club in the best position to achieve our targets for next season - a top-six finish for the men's team and further progression for the women's team."

The news comes after Wigan’s ownership group also claimed a deal has been agreed to sell to “a new buyer”.

The Latics have already been handed an eight-point deduction for next season after failing to pay wages on time.

Two directors have resigned from their positions due to their concerns about the financial state of the club.

An official statement said the new buyer is "committed to resolving all outstanding liabilities at the earliest opportunity".

Wigan are aiming to bounce back from relegation from the Championship. Like at Charlton, the takeover is subject to EFL approval.

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