Bordeaux striker Marouane Chamakh - linked with Arsenal, West Ham United, Tottenham Hotspur and Sunderland this summer - is now a target for Premier League champions Manchester United, according to reports.
The 25-year-old was the subject of one of the longest running transfer sagas of the close-season, with the Moroccan international eventually going nowhere after Laurent Blanc's side failed to agree a fee with any club.
Chamakh - whose 13 league goals in 2008/09 helped Bordeaux win a first French title in 10 years - reacted by insisting he would refuse to sign an extension to his current deal that expires next summer, leaving him able to depart for free.
And after the forward, who has netted four Ligue 1 goals so far this campaign, revealed he had not changed his mind, reports have surfaced suggesting Sir Alex Ferguson is mulling a move for the striker.
According to Football365, the Red Devils are attracted by the highly-rated goal-getter's non-existent price-tag, and will go head-to-head with the Gunners for Chamakh's signature at the end of the campaign.
United are believed to have sent scouts to Lille at the weekend to watch Chamakh in action for Bordeaux, with another Old Trafford target - Edin Hazard - also playing for the home side, who triumphed 2-0.comments