Wenger still keen on Chamakh

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed he may renew his interest in Bordeaux striker Marouane Chamakh.

The 25-year-old Moroccan international was the subject of one of the longest-running transfer sagas of the summer transfer window, with the forward linked with a string of Premier League sides including the Gunners, West Ham, Sunderland, Spurs, Fulham and Blackburn.

However, Bordeaux remained reluctant to let their prize asset go, with Arsenal unwilling to meet les Girondins'  valuation of the player, who netted 13 league goals last season.

Fresh reports surfaced linking the goal-getter with a move to Juventus next summer, as a possible replacement for David Trezeguet, who is expected to depart Turin after 10 years with the Old Lady.

However, Wenger has since admitted that he has not yet dismissed the prospect of bringing Chamakh to the Emirates Stadium.

"He is a player we were close to signing," he said.

"But at the moment we have lost a little bit of touch with him because there is no transfer period now.

"We might reconsider the position if it is needed in January."