Barnsley: O’Grady move to Charlton ‘increasingly unlikely’

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Chris O’Grady looks set to remain a Barnsley player for now, the Star understands.

Prospective buyers Charlton Athletic are understood to be unable to agree terms with the Reds striker, who netted 15 goals last term.

Last week the Addicks made a bid of £500,000 for O’Grady which was reportedly accepted, though Barnsley refused to comment on the matter.

O’Grady’s agent has spoken out to suggest talks are underway but says the likelihood of a deal being finalised stands as 50-50.

“Hopefully things will get resolved but where we’re at is a fee – which is close to what has been reported – has been agreed and dialogue remains ongoing,” O’Grady’s agent said. “One club has laid out a set way of how they want things done but at the moment they aren’t even close.

“I’d say, as things stand, it was 50-50 as to whether it will happen.

“Clubs have made offers which have not been accepted so, yes, there is plenty of interest in Chris and he wants to stay at that level.”