Duchatelet is believed to have upped his asking price to £50million following Charlton’s promotion to the Championship in May.
It is understood ‘complexities’ involved in a takeover deal, which include paying £7million to seven former Charlton directors should the club return to the Premier League, has led to Dalman calling it quits.
Duchatelet has been trying to sell the Addicks for the past two years, but his inflated asking price has always been an issue.
An Australian consortium, led by Andrew Muir and Gerard Murphy, remain keen, while a group in Europe have shown an interest.
Muir and Murphy were allegedly close to striking a deal with Duchatelet for around £33million in May, but investors struggled to secure sufficient funds.
Charlton, who are operating on the smallest budget in the Championship due to Duchatelet’s cutbacks, completed a double swoop for MK Dons star Chuks Aneke and Bristol Rovers captain Tom Lockyer last week.
The pair signed two-year deals to follow Leyton Orient talisman Macauley Bonne through the door in SE7.
The veteran boss also admitted he has considered retirement following the traumatic events, saying: “I think nearly 24 hours a day in the last week, that would be true to say.
“Even as I sit here now, I think that would be [true]. There are more important things. It takes something like this to make you realise.”
It had also been questioned whether Cardiff would look to postpone the game against Arsenal in light of Sala’s disappearance.
But Dalman has insisted the club never considered not playing against the Gunners, and also said he and Warnock have not spoken the possibility of him leaving the club.
“It’s been a difficult week,” he added.
“No one has had such an experience before, the manager has never seen anything like this. It really has touched the core of the club.
“As for tonight, I really don’t know what to expect. Arsenal have been super and very helpful.
“It never crossed my mind not to play the game, and nor should it. At the end of the day the team are professional and they need to get on with it.
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“I’m hoping when the whistle goes the game starts, because that’s what football players do and that’s what Sala would have done and would want us to do.
“Clearly Neil is human and hits has effected him, it’s clear for everyone to see, but we’ve had no such discussions [about the possibility of him leaving]. As I said to him the other day, we are not going to have that discussion. We need to get on with doing what we do, and this is play football matches.”
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