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Charlton boss Alan Curbishley has revealed he missed out on signing Bayern Munich defender Samuel Kuffour.

The Ghanaian centre back joined Roma this week, snubbing Charlton and also, according to his agent, Tottenham and Liverpool.

The Addicks are pursuing reinforcements to their squad as Curbishley feels he needs 22 players to compete for a spot in next year's top ten of The Premiership.

"Perhaps the bigger club would have been more attractive to him," complained Curbishley of Kuffour. "I don't know.

"We never got that far.

"Hopefully we can improve on what we have been doing in The Premiership and really establish ourselves as a top ten club.

"We need at least another three or four in, certainly before we start pre-season. We are out there trying and every day we're getting closer," he told Sky Sports News.

"Finishing the season with 18 senior players is not enough.

"We've got some money and I'm endeavouring to get that squad up to 22.

"Dennis Rommedahl hasn't really shown us what he is capable of yet but the conversation we had before he went off to international duty [told me] he is determined to come back and for that to happen so we shall see.

"Mark [Fish] wants a change of scenery so we agreed to that. Apart from Simon Royce, who was out of contract, everyone else is contracted up.

"We have to see if they're all going to be here but I'm concentrating more on bringing players in than letting players go."