Report: Charlton Athletic eye Ipswich Town's Kieffer Moore, Eoin Doyle deal in doubt

Milton Keynes Dons manager Karl  Robinson looks on prior to the Sky Bet League One match between Milton Keynes Dons and Port Vale at StadiumMK on October 9, 2016 in Milton Keynes, England.

League One promotion hopefulls Charlton Athletic need a striker and Kieffer Moore's fine form at Rotherham United has piqued their interest.

Kieffer Moore of Rotherham United celebrates after scoring his sides goal during the Sky Bet League One match between Rotherham United and Northampton Town at The Aesseal New York Stadium...

Charlton Athletic fans have been begging for a new striker to arrive at The Valley in January and they could get their wish.

According to London News Online, the League One promotion chasers are hopeful of doing a deal for Rotherham United’s red-hot loanee Kieffer Moore in the New Year.

The 6ft 5ins frontman has netted 13 times in 19 starts for The Millers this season but is set to return to parent club Ipswich Town in January with the Championship side set to activate the break clause in his contract. Manager Mick McCarthy had indicated that he wanted to give Moore the chance to prove himself in the second tier.

Mick McCarthy, manager of Ipswich looks on prior to the Carabao Cup Second Round match between Crystal Palace and Ipswich Town at Selhurst Park on August 22, 2017 in London, England.

But Charlton will look to test Ipswich’s resolve with a bid for a player who could add some much needed presence in attack. It is understood that The Addicks had narrowed down their targets to Moore and Preston-owned Eoin Doyle, who has 12 goals in 17 games on loan at Oldham Athletic in the third tier.

Reports, however, have indicated that Doyle is suffering from a blood clot, London News Online add, which mean Moore now stands as Charlton’s most likely transfer target. Though Rotherham would like to sign him on a permanent basis.

Brendan Moloneyof Northampton Town contests the ball with Kieffer Moore of Rotherham United during the Sky Bet League One match between Rotherham United and Northampton Town at The Aesseal...

Karl Robinson’s Charlton are ninth in League One as things stand but are only two points off the play-offs. However, only Portsmouth and Shrewsbury Town have scored fewer than their 31 goals in the current top ten.

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