CHARLTON manager Chris Powell has today confirmed Cherries’ interest in Addicks striker Yann Kermorgant.
The 32-year-old frontman yesterday held talks with Cherries after the clubs had agreed a fee of between £400,000 and £500,000.
News that Cherries were on the trail of the Frenchman was revealed exclusively by the Daily Echo on Twitter on Monday.
Kermorgant, who joined Charlton from Leicester in 2011, netted for the Addicks in their opening day defeat by Cherries at Dean Court.
A hugely popular figure at the Valley, Kermorgant is out of contract in the summer, although Charlton have an option to extend.
Speaking exclusively to the South London Press earlier today, Powell said: “Yann is arguably my best signing with regards to cost and what he has brought to the club.
“But he is in a situation where he has six months to go and the club has looked at the situation. There has been a discussion in trying to get a deal agreed but now there has been an enquiry.
“Whether that will go through after talks between Yann, his advisors, Bournemouth and discussions with our club, we are yet to see exactly what will happen.
“I know Yann is very attached to the club and the area. He has settled in really well in London. I 100 per cent would like him to stay but realise the position that he and the club are in.”
Cherries utility man Joe Partington is expected to extend his loan spell with Aldershot until the end of the season, having initially joined for a month at the start of January.
Meanwhile, Cherries ran the rule over Fraser Colmer and Sam Magri during a development squad friendly against Portsmouth on Tuesday.
Colmer, 19, is currently on the books at Southampton, while Magri, also 19, joined QPR for a sizeable transfer fee from Portsmouth in August 2012.
Mohamed Coulibaly netted twice on his comeback from a long-term injury in the game, while Aristide Bassele (2) and Harry Cornick were also on target in a 5-0 win for Cherries.