Arsenal told to stump up for Chamakh

Bordeaux president Jean-Louis Triaud has told Arsenal they will have to significantly increase their offer for Marouane Chamakh if they are to successfully sign the striker.

The Moroccan international, who has netted 15 times for his country, has been the subject of one of the longest running transfer sagas of the summer.

Chamakh, whose 13 goals last season helped secure a first league title in 10 years for les Girondins, has made no secret of his desire to leave the Stade Chaban Delmas, with the player claiming to have agreed terms with Sunderland, Fulham, Blackburn Rovers and Tottenham Hotspur.

The Gunners have already seen a €7 million bid for the front-man rejected, with the striker beleived to have flown to London over the weekend to try and force through a move to his dream club.

And Bordeaux chief Triaud (pictured with Chamakh) has revealed that, while they would be willing to sell Chamakh to the Emirates Stadium outfit, Arsene Wenger will have to stump up a lot more cash.

"We said we would facilitate his transfer to a big club," he told RMC. "But if [Bafetimbi] Gomis [who recently signed for Lyon from St Etienne] is worth €15 million, Marouane is worth at least as much.

"Arsenal made an offer of €7 million on Monday. Since then I have not had any contact with them. It is up to them to decide."

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