Bordeaux await Wenger contact  

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Bordeaux chairman Jean-Louis Triaud has rejected reports claiming that Arsenal have made an increased bid for Marouane Chamakh.

The two clubs have so far failed to agree a fee for the Morocco international, who has made no secret of his desire to leave Ligue 1 this summer.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is unwilling to meet Bordeaux's current asking price of around £10.2million as Chamakh has entered the final year of his contract.

It has been suggested a renewed bid of £7.7million has been offered by Arsenal, but Triaud claims he has not spoken with Arsenal for some time.

He told L'Equipe: "I have not had any sign of life from Arsenal. I am waiting. If Arsene Wenger really wants Marouane, I suppose he will finally get in touch.

"Contrary to what has been said, I am not aware of a €9million offer.

"Will Chamakh stay one more season? I don't know. In front of me I have a player that wants to leave.

"Possible replacements? (Manager) Laurent Blanc has got his list, and he will use it if needed."


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