Lee Bowyer has told defender Patrick Bauer to forget about a move to Rovers until  the club’s valuation for the defender is met.

Tony Mowbray is keen on a move for the 25-year-old German who has just 12 months left to run on his contract at The Valley.

Rovers are understood to have one bid turned down, which Bowyer revealed was £300,000, with Charlton having a valuation of around £2m for the player signed from Maritimo.

Bauer has made 96 appearances for the Addicks since joining in 2015, but is said to be keen on a return to the Championship should the opportunity arise.

Bowyer says he can’t make any assurances that the central defender will be at the club when the League One season gets underway on August 4.

But the caretaker boss says Bauer, who played 37 times last season, is working hard with the Charlton players having reported back for pre-season.

“There has been interest in Pat – everyone knows that,” Bowyer told the South London Press.

“That is out of my hands, out of my control.

“It is very difficult for Pat, because they (Rovers) came in and put an offer on the table for him.

“He wants to play at a higher level, I get it.

“I said to Pat: ‘I understand, but if the offer is not good enough then the offer is not good enough. If they want you, they should come and offer what you’re worth’.

“He understands – £300k, I can’t replace him for that. The owner is like ‘why would I sell you for that? I think you’re worth a lot more. It’s not going to happen.  Unless they come in with any more Pat then you’re going to be here’.

“I’ve told him: ‘You need to get your head right and get your fitness right, in case you’re still here’.”