Bordeaux chief Laurent Blanc says Moroccan international Marouane Chamakh will be going nowhere at the end of the season.
The 25-year-old has hit more than 30 league goals for the Ligue 1 side, as well as netting 12 times in 34 caps for his country, and has been linked with a string of Premier League sides, including Arsenal, Liverpool, Tottenham, Everton and Newcastle.
However, former Manchester United defender Blanc has ruled out the possibility of the the club dispensing with their prize asset, who still has another year left to run on his current contract, in the summer. "Marouane will still be under contract with Les Girondins next season," Blanc told Sud-Ouest. "Him moving is totally out of question. He is an extremely productive player." While Chamakh himself has reassured Bordeaux fans that he intends to speak to the club about an extension to his existing deal, while revealing his desire to move to England sometime in the future. "We will certainly be speaking with the club about a contract extension but it's still too early to speak about it," he said. "If one day I was to move on, for sure it will be for England. But this doesn't mean that I'm desperate to leave. It will depend on the opportunities that will arise."comments