Charlton Athletic are set to sign Everton’s Marcus Bent for an initial £2m fee which could rise to £2.5m.

Adddicks boss Alan Curbishley moved for the striker after agreeing to sell Jason Euell to Birmingham.

Everton chief executive Keith Wyness told the club’s website: “The two clubs have been speaking over the weekend and have agreed a fee.

“Marcus has been given permission to go to London to discuss personal terms.”

Bent has not been an Everton regular this season and the Hammersmith-born star is keen to return to London.

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