Swiss side enquire about Chamakh services

Bordeaux president Jean-Louis Triaud says he is hopeful star striker Marouane Chamakh will sign a new contract with the French champions, adding that a Swiss side have enquired about the front-man's services.

The 25-year-old, who has earned 50 caps for Morocco scoring 15 goals, netted 13 times in Ligue 1 to help secure a first league crown in 10 years for les Girondins.

Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Sunderland were all believed to be chasing the highly-rated forward, with Chamakh admitting he would be leaving Bordeaux at the end of the season, only to change his mind following the club's league title success.

The Ligue 1 outfit were forced to deny that a deal had been agreed with Arsene Wenger's side for the striker last week.

And the club's president, Triaud, has now revealed that he remains hopeful that Chamakh will end all speculation surrounding his future by signing a new contract with Bordeaux.

"I have not spoken with any player about a move. Players need to respect their contracts," he told

"We want Marouane to sign a new contract with us, he knows that. We want to build a great team here, not sell our best players.

"Chamakh has not received any offer or enquiry by a big or small Premier League club.

"The only enquiry has come from a Swiss club."

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