FORMER Swindon Town loanee Louis Thompson has been linked with a move to League One rivals Charlton Athletic.

Thompson, who made 34 appearances with Town before joining Norwich City for an undisclosed fee two years ago, has been back on loan at the County Ground in three separate stints over the past two seasons.

However, the 21-year-old is now reportedly on the radar of Addicks boss Russell Slade, along with fellow Norwich player Declan Rudd.

It is thought that both clubs are close to agreeing loan deals for the pair, which will take the duo to the Valley for the whole season.

Charlton recently sold Icelandic midfielder Johann Berg Gudmundsson and goalkeeper Nick Pope to Premier League outfit Burnley, leaving them in need of cover in those two positions.

When Town chairman Lee Power was asked about the possible return of Jordan Turnbull and Thompson last week on BBC Wiltshire, he replied: “Who knows? I can’t get rid of them. They keep wanting to come back, they like it so much.

“They are good players and I could never say no to them two. It is more the ball in their court rather than ours.”

Power was also asked about Queens Park Rangers midfielder Michael Doughty, who was a success during his loan spell at the end of last season, but the player has admitted that he is keen to work his way into contention at the Championship club.

“I know that QPR are looking to give him more game-time this year,” added Power.

“He really enjoyed himself (here). He is someone we would love to have back.

“He was outstanding in his stay here but again, he is a QPR player.”