Lee Bowyer admits Charlton would be ‘crazy’ to sell Rovers target Patrick Bauer before the transfer window closes on Thursday.

And the Addicks boss believes the German defender was ‘badly advised’ after his comments on social media this afternoon.

Rovers have been thwarted in their attempts to bring the 25-year-old to Ewood Park so far this summer, with Charlton having put a £2m valuation on his head and are desperate not to sell.

However, Bauer is in the final 12 months of his contract at The Valley and revealed he won’t be signing an extension.

Writing on social media, he said: “I just wanted to take this opportunity to clear up some confusion regards my future at Charlton Athletic Football Club.

“As long as I am wearing the Charlton shirt I will give my everything for you Addicks & the Football Club to be as successful as possible.

“Nevertheless I have not been offered a new contract, and would not extend my current contract which terminates in 2019 with Charlton Athletic FC.”

Responding to Bauer, who featured for his club in their opening day defeat at Sunderland, Bowyer told the Charlton club website: “Nothing has really changed regarding Pat.

“I have spoken to him myself and Steve Gallen, head of recruitment, has been in contact with his agent constantly.

“Obviously Blackburn keep coming in, but the situation hasn’t changed and it isn’t going to change.

“It disappoints me because he has been badly advised to go out and put something on social media and it’s wrong.

“Verbally he has been offered a contract and his advisor politely said ‘no, Pat won’t be signing a new deal’ and Pat has even said that in his own statement.

“Has it been written down? No, but there’s no point in writing it down if his agent is saying no anyway.

“I understand his frustration. He’s a good player and that’s why Blackburn are interested, but we don’t want to lose him as he’s important for our promotion push this year.

“Why would we want to let him go? It’d be crazy to let him go and the owner thinks that which is why he’s said no to their offer, or however many they’ve made.

“He’s a good player and a good lad. I know he isn’t done this to be spiteful in any way, I think the timing of it with all of our injuries and what’s going on at the club.

“It disappoints me a bit but I know it’s not coming from Pat – he’s a good lad.”