Chamakh: I have not signed for Arsenal

Bordeaux forward Marouane Chamakh has denied reports that he has agreed to join Arsenal in the summer.

The 26-year-old Moroccan is expected to sign a pre-contract with a club before the end of the current campaign when he will become a free agent.

Chamakh has reportedly been on the Gunners' radar since last summer when a host of other Premier League clubs, including Tottenham Hotspur, Fulham, West Ham and Blackburn, were believed to be keen to secure his services.

Gunners' boss Arsene Wenger - speaking ahead of the Gunners' crucial clash with Liverpool - stated that he had not made a move to sign the Bordeaux goal-getter, who has netted 67 league goals for the French champions, saying:

"I believe he talks to many clubs, that he is entitled to do.

"He is free to sign a pre-contract. He is free to sign where he wants but I cannot interfere in that.

"We are talking to nobody."

However, reports on Tuesday claimed that Chamakh had agreed a deal to join Arsenal at the end of the current campaign - reports that the player himself has now rubbished.

"I haven't yet signed at Arsenal," he told French reporters.

"But as the days pass I feel less and less a Bordeaux player.

"I've said though that you will be the first ones to know when I sign."

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