Bordeaux rule out Chamakh move

Bordeaux president Jean-Louis Triaud has refuted fresh claims that striker Marouane Chamakh - reportedly wanted by Arsenal, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur - will join the Gunners in January.

The 25-year-old was the subject of one of the longest running transfer sagas of the summer, with Sunderland, Fulham and Blackburn Rovers also believed to be keen on recruiting the forward, only for les Girondins to stamp their feet.

Chamakh, whose 13 league goals last season helped guide the club to a first Ligue 1 crown in 10 years, has scored six times in 2009/10 to keep Laurent Blanc's side in contention for both league and European success.

But with Arsenal forward Robin van Persie ruled out for five months with an ankle injury, speculation has surfaced tipping Emirates Stadium supremo Arsene Wenger to splash out on a new goal-getter in the New Year.

However, Bordeaux chief Triaud has insisted that Chamakh will going nowhere.

"I don't have any information on the subject," he told L'Equipe.

"Besides, as far as we are concerned, it is out of the question.

"Marouane is a decisive player, and we have important challenges ahead in the league and the Champions League. If we fail to achieve our goals, we will lose money.

"Anyway, we will not do anything without Laurent Blanc's approval."


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