Bordeaux striker Marouane Chamakh has hinted that he will see out the final year of his contract with the French champions and leave for free next summer, if he is not allowed to depart for a fee this month.
The Moroccan international, who has netted 15 times for his country, has been linked with a move to the Premier League throughout the close-season.
His 13 goals last term helped secure a first league title in 10 years for les Girondins, but Chamakh has made no secret of his desire to leave the Stade Chaban Delmas.
He has previously claimed to have agreed terms with Sunderland, Fulham, Blackburn Rovers and Tottenham Hotspur, while Arsenal are now believed to have withdrawn their interest in the striker after refusing to up their offer of £5 million.
And after Gunners' boss Arsene Wenger previously revealed that he would rather wait 12 months and land the front-man for free, Chamakh - who has already netted three times in his opening two Ligue 1 games of the new campaign - has now hinted that he will not extend his current deal, allowing him to sign for whoever he chooses next summer.
"We will try to sort out a transfer," he told Canal Plus.
"Maybe I will stay, but for me there is no question of signing an extension."
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