Bordeaux await Wenger contact
Bordeaux chairman rejects claims of £7.7m bid for Chamakh
By Patrick Haond. Last Updated: August 11, 2009 11:32am
Chamakh: Protracted saga
Bordeaux chairman Jean-Louis Triaud has rejected reports claiming that Arsenal have made an increased bid for Marouane Chamakh.
The two clubs have so far failed to agree a fee for the Morocco international, who has made no secret of his desire to leave Ligue 1 this summer.
Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is unwilling to meet Bordeaux's current asking price of around £10.2million as Chamakh has entered the final year of his contract.
It has been suggested a renewed bid of £7.7million has been offered by Arsenal, but Triaud claims he has not spoken with Arsenal for some time.
He told L'Equipe: "I have not had any sign of life from Arsenal. I am waiting. If Arsene Wenger really wants Marouane, I suppose he will finally get in touch.
"Contrary to what has been said, I am not aware of a €9million offer.
"Will Chamakh stay one more season? I don't know. In front of me I have a player that wants to leave.
"Possible replacements? (Manager) Laurent Blanc has got his list, and he will use it if needed."