posted on Sep, 29 2004 @ 03:03 PM
Charlton manager Alan Curbishley has ruled out a January transfer window swoop for Southampton's James Beattie.
The Addicks boss is reportedly a keen admirer of former Blackburn frontman Beattie, and although he will have money to spend during the winter,
Curbishley considers Southampton's valuation of the 26-year-old to be too high.
Curbishley has been critical of several of Charlton's early-season performances and is keen to add to his squad, frustrated that he had failed to sign
Darren Bent from Ipswich in August.
With injuries reducing his options, there might be more than one new arrival at The Valley in January.