Charlton Athletic have tabled a new loan bid for Rangers midfielder Greg Docherty after the race to sign him re-opened, Football Insider has learned.
Sunderland had hoped to finalise a deal for the 23-year-old but new talks today, which were first revealed by Football Insider, failed to result in an an agreement and their move has stalled.
Ibox sources have told Football Insider that Charlton are now firmly back in the hunt for Docherty and are keen to sign him this week.
Manager Lee Bowyer has sanctioned a fresh offer that he is hopeful will be accepted by the Light Blues.
Rangers are willing to do business even though the former England midfielder was very critical of Joe Aribo for moving to Ibrox in the summer.
There is also interest from another Championship club, as well as sides in League Two – including Shrewsbury Town – in Docherty.
Steven Gerrard has given the green light for the former Scotland Under-21 international to go on loan for the second half of the season.
He has been frozen out of the Rangers team this term even though the manager has hailed his “magnificent” efforts in training and his professionalism.
Gerrard also told BBC Sport last week that he wants Docherty to get regular first-team football on loan.
The midfielder was outstanding at Shrewsbury last season, scoring 10 goals and supplying 11 assists, but made the last of his six Light Blues’ appearances this season in August.
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