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EXCLUSIVE: Champ trio join Rangers, Celtic in hunt for Charlton star

Bournemouth, QPR and Stoke City have all made moves to land Charlton Athletic star Alfie Doughty, TEAMtalk can reveal.

Rangers and Celtic are also keen on the 21-year-old midfielder – who can play anywhere down the left.

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Doughty is currently sidelined with a serious knee injury which means he is unlikely to play for much of this season.

But despite his injury, a battle for his signature is taking place. Both Old Firm giants can talk to the Charlton academy product as he is out-of-contract at the end of the season.

However, he also has options to stay in England. Charlton have accepted bids to sell the midfielder and we understand the interested clubs Bournemouth, QPR and Stoke have all been given permission to talk to the player.

Bournemouth also keen on Marcus Edwards

Were Brentford to sign Doughty, that is unlikely to be their last piece of business this month.

Jason Tindall’s side are well placed in the hunt for promotion and currently sit third, two points behind second-placed Swansea.

We understand the Cherries are also among a plethora of clubs looking at former Tottenham talent Marcus Edwards.

The 22-year-old winger left Spurs for Vitoria Guiamares in September 2019 after struggling for game time in north London.

In his first season in Portugal, the Englishman netted nine goals and assisted six others in 36 appearances. This term, meanwhile, he has continued to flourish and is pushing Vitoria up the top-flight table.

However, that form has seen him linked with several English sides – with Bournemouth among those keen.

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