Date: 26th January 2007 at 6:13pm
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Wednesday defender Madjid Bougherra is set to end any speculation about his future by signing for Charlton Athletic, after the Addicks had their improved offer accepted today.

The Owls had already knocked back an initial £1.3m from Alan Pardew’s men, but today it was revealed that Charlton had ‘matched’ the club’s valuation of him – which is said to be around £3m.

And Bougherra is set to put pen to paper on a deal this weekend after already expressing his desire to play in the Premiership.

The Algerian international had attracted the interest of a number of clubs including Birmingham City and Reading, while Everton had also had an offer accepted this week but the player failed to agree terms over a move to Goodison Park.