Pardew Chases Portuguese Defender

Last updated : 24 January 2008 By Paul Crisp
Valente plays for Pacos De Ferreira in his home country, and Pardew is looking at making a £1.5 million offer.

Pacos sporting director Fernando Sequeira said, "We were contacted by an agent on behalf of Charlton and our answer was clear".

"The kid has a price in the market and we have not changed our position.

"For football reasons we want to keep Valente until June, but if the proposition arrives formally we will have a meeting to study the question."