So Benni McCarthy is set for a loan deal with Charlton?
I hope that as with everything else the Mail produces, this is just idle gossip, but I suspect it isn't. The need for a "large" target man is one thing, and there are sources suggesting that Powell was after such a creature, but does Piggybank spring to anyones mind here?
It could of course be part of a cunning plan, and that Sir Chris actually sees the way forward as converting him to a central defender. After all, why look for a mobile, fast centre back when McCarthy should certainly be able to cover most of the goalmouth just by standing still.