Bordeaux striker Marouane Chamakh says he is quickly losing hope of joining Arsenal this summer, but that he has agreed terms with four other Premier League sides. The Gunners have been linked with a £7 million bid for the Moroccan international to replace Emmanuel Adebayor, with the towering Togolese target-man having joined Manchester City. However, it is Arsenal's arch rivals Tottenham Hotspur, as well as Sunderland, Blackburn and Fulham that have agreed terms with the forward, who has scored 15 goals for his country. And, despite the 25-year-old previously admitting that a move to the Emirates Stadium would be a dream, he no longer believes that it will become a reality. "I want a new challenge, I have a weakness for the English league," he told L'Equipe. "My dearest wish is to leave Bordeaux. I have repeated it for several months and I hope my officials will listen to my wish. "With my agent, we have agreed terms with several English clubs that are keen to sign me. They are just waiting for my decision. "They are notably Sunderland, Blackburn, Tottenham and Fulham. Arsenal? I don't really believe in it anymore. My officials have not received any offer so far. "I want to know which destination will be the best for me. When I have made my choice, the club will contact Bordeaux." NEWS: Senderos key to Chamakh signing? NEWS: Chamakh yet to make final decision NEWS: Wenger weighing up move for Chamakh NEWS: Chamakh: I'm noit spitting on Sunderland NEWS: Sunderland snubbed over Chamakh NEWS: Swiss side enquire about Chamakh services NEWS: Chamakh signing back on the radar NEWS: Chamakh hints at Arsenal summer switch NEWS: Wenger denies interest in Chamakh NEWS: Lyon chief keen on snatching Chamakh NEWS: Chamakh reveals Arsenal ambition NEWS: Chamakh interested in Spurs, not Sunderland NEWS: Bordeaux boss Blanc warns clubs off Chamakh
20 July 2009
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