Bordeaux striker Marouane Chamakh says he would not rule out signing for Sunderland. Recent speculation has named the Black Cats as potential suitors for the Moroccan front-man, who netted 13 times in Ligue 1 last season to help secure a first league crown in 10 years for les Girondins. Both Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur have also been tipped to land the forward - who has scored 15 goals for his country - in the past, with Gunners' boss Arsene Wenger suggesting they would only make a move for the player should Emmanuel Adebayor depart the Emirates Stadium. But any hopes Sunderland had of landing the striker appeared dead and buried, after Bordeaux chief Jean-Louis Triaud laughed off links with the North East outfit, saying Chamakh is destined for far bigger and better things. However, the 25-year-old has insisted that he would be open to a move to Steve Bruce's side. "I want to make the right choice, I don't want to leave just to leave," Chamakh told Moroccan website mountakhab.net. "That's why I'm taking my time. I'm not worried. I have concrete offers and it's up to me to make the right choice. It shouldn't take too long because the club will have to replace me if I leave. "I understand the president, but it's not up to him to tell me where I should go. But it's nice of him to say I deserve a better club. "Now I have my own desires. I always said that I wanted to discover the Premier League. "I'm not spitting on Sunderland. That track is not at all discarded." NEWS: Sunderland snubbed over Chamakh NEWS: Swiss side enquire about Chamakh services NEWS: Chamakh signing back on the radar NEWS: Chamakh hints at Arsenal summer switch NEWS: Wenger denies interest in Chamakh NEWS: Lyon chief keen on snatching Chamakh NEWS: Chamakh reveals Arsenal ambition NEWS: Chamakh interested in Spurs, not Sunderland NEWS: Bordeaux boss Blanc warns clubs off Chamakh
14 July 2009
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