Chamakh tipped for January switch

Bordeaux striker Marouane Chamakh could be on his way to either Arsenal or Juventus in January, according to the player's agent.

The 25-year-old Moroccan international was the subject of one of the longest-running transfer sagas of the summer transfer window, with the forward linked with a string of Premier League sides including the Gunners, West Ham, Sunderland, Spurs, Fulham and Blackburn.

A move to the Emirates Stadium for the forward eventually broke down, with Arsenal unwilling to meet les Girondins'  valuation of the player, who netted 13 league goals last season.

However, recent reports have surfaced linking the goal-getter with a move to Juventus next summer, as a possible replacement for David Trezeguet.

And the player's representitive, Pierre Frelot, confirmed that both Juve and the Gunners remain in the running for Chamakh's signature.

“Marouane has several options and all of them are interesting,” he told Tuttosport.

“We are evaluating which one is the best so as to allow Chamakh to continue his progress. Who would turn down Juventus?

“However, Arsenal are also in the running. Wenger has never hidden his interest in him to replace [Emmanuel] Adebayor.

“Chamakh is still under contract but he will be able to decide his future in January.

“Better still, I think he will make up his mind in December. He is eager to try his hand in a big league at this stage of his career.”


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