Triaud: No new Chamakh offer from Arsenal

Bordeaux president Jean-Louis Triaud has denied reports that Arsenal have upped their offer for striker Marouane Chamakh.

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, adding that he would prefer a move to Arsenal.

But after the Gunners saw a £5 million bid for the front-man rejected, Wenger insisted he would not be increasing his offer nor his efforts to sign the striker, stating he would rather wait a year and land the front-man for free.

Recent reports have suggested that the Frenchman has had a change of heart, and submitted a second bid of £7.7 million to Bordeaux.

However, club chief Triaud has insisted he has not heard a word from the Emirates Stadium supremo.

"I have not had any sign of life from Arsenal. I am waiting. If Arsene Wenger really wants Marouane, I suppose he will finally get in touch," he told L'Equipe.

"Contrary to what has been said, I am not aware of a €9 million offer.

"Will Chamakh stay one more season? I don't know. In front of me I have a player that wants to leave."

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