West Ham midfielder

EXCLUSIVE by Pete O’Rourke

West Ham United midfielder Josh Cullen is poised to join Charlton Athletic on loan, Football Insider sources understands.

Charlton boss and former West Ham star Lee Bowyer is keen to strengthen his squad before the loan window closes next week and he has lined up a deal for Cullen.

Cullen, who has spent the last two seasons on loan at Bradford and Bolton Wanderers, is set to make the move to the Valley on loan until January.

The 22-year-old featured for West Ham in pre-season, but he has not figured in their opening two Premier League games against Liverpool and Bournemouth.

West Ham are happy to loan out Cullen so that the midfielder can continue his development with regular first-team football at Charlton.

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Cullen, who has come through the ranks at West Ham, has made nine first-team appearances for the Hammers and is highly-regarded at the London Stadium.