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Wolves eyeing up Charlton keeper Nick Pope

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Wolves are believed to be interested in signing Charlton Athletic goalkeeper Nick Pope.

A host of Championship clubs - as well as promoted Burnley and Scottish giants Celtic - are said to be chasing the 24-year-old.

Wolves are in the market for at least one goalkeeper after loanee Emiliano Martinez returned to Arsenal and Aaron McCarey was released.

That leaves just three keepers at the club - Carl Ikeme and untried youngsters Jon Flatt and Harry Burgoyne.

Pope joined the Addicks from non-league Bury Town in 2011 and established himself as number one this season, making 28 appearances as Charlton were relegated to League One.

Despite a woeful season for the club Pope was said to be one of their best performers.

He had previously been on loan at Harrow Borough, Welling United, Cambridge United, Aldershot Town, York City and Bury.

Pope signed a four-year contract at Charlton in 2014, tying him to the club until 2018.

And earlier this month the keeper said he wasn't looking to leave the Valley.

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He was quoted as saying: "I'm contracted here for another two years. I'm a Charlton player and I'm not looking to move."

However Wolves and others are set to test Pope and Charlton's resolve.

Wolves are also believed to have scouted 19-year-old Shrewsbury Town keeper Callum Burton.

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