Sunderland snubbed over Chamakh

Recent speculation has named the Black Cats as potential suitors for the Moroccan front-man, who netted 13 times in Ligue 1 last season to help secure a first league crown in 10 years for les Girondins.

Both Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur have also been tipped to land the forward - who has scored 15 goals for his country - in the past, with Gunners' boss Arsene Wenger suggesting they would only make a move for the player should Emmanuel Adebayor depart the Emirates Stadium.

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