Charlton Athletic are close to completing a loan deal for central midfielder John Bostock after a major breakthrough in talks, Football Insider understands.

The 28-year-old is currently on a season-long loan at fellow Championship side Nottingham Forest from French side Toulouse.

But a Charlton source has told Football Insider that his parent club are set to cancel that deal to facilitate him moving to the Valley for the second half of the season.

Bostock has struggled for game time since returning from England this term, and has registered just 97 minutes in the Championship, spread over one start and two substitute outings. 

He has also played twice in the EFL Cup, but despite a lack of regular opportunities, has two assists to his name over the course of his five appearances.

Bostock has had something of a nomadic career up until this point, plying his trade in England, Canada, Belgium, France, and Turkey.

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The player initially started his career at Crystal Palace before moving to Tottenham Hotspur as a youth. Despite those promising beginnings, plus a spell in the England development setup, he has no top flight appearances to his name.

Bostock would become the Addicks’ second signing of deadline day if a deal can be wrapped up for him. Earlier in the day, winger Aiden McGeady arrived at the Valley from League One side Sunderland.

In other Charlton Athletic news, the Addicks are understood to be plotting a raid to sign a 13-goal hitman, with QPR, Cardiff City, and Sheffield Wednesday also said to be keen on the player.