Charlton keen on Green again?

Charlton manager Alan Curbishley could renew his interest in England goalkeeper Robert Green this week should, as expected, Dean Kiely leave The Valley.

Charlton manager Alan Curbishley could renew his interest in England goalkeeper Robert Green this week should, as expected, Dean Kiely leave The Valley.

The veteran has found himself slipping down the pecking order this season after failing to retain his first-team place following recovery from a finger injury suffered on the eve of the new campaign.

Portsmouth are one of several top-flight clubs reported to be interested, with the 35-year-old goalkeeper admitting it may now be time to move on as Thomas Myhre and Stephan Andersen are both fighting for a regular first-team place.

Meanwhile Green's agent Andy Evans revealed earlier this month that his client was flattered by rumours linking him with a move to Fratton Park and would be interested in hearing what Pompey had to say - so one assumes the same would apply to Charlton if they got in touch.

The City keeper stoked up the transfer rumours at the weekend when he threw his shirt into the crowd after the Canaries' 3-2 defeat by Watford in what appeared to be a farewell to the home fans, although he later insisted the incident was down to "pure frustration" rather than an indication he was set to leave.

If Curbishley did get in touch, the Canaries would be looking for a substantial sum for player who came up through their youth ranks. But with manager Nigel Worthington now eager to do some quick recruiting before the transfer window closes, a cash-plus-player deal might just be acceptable, with striker Kevin Lisbie, who spent a loan spell at Carrow Road earlier in the season, a possible make-weight in any deal.

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