Chamakh reiterates plan

Striker to stay put

Chamakh: Staying

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Bordeaux striker Marouane Chamakh has reiterated that he has no issues about staying with the club.

The Moroccan international has been open in his demands for a move away from the club this summer, and he was ready to join both Arsenal and Sunderland - who made unsuccessful bids for him.

West Ham also showed an interest, but he shunned their attentions and insists he is happy to spend another season with Bordeaux, knowing he has just one year left on his current deal

"It is not until August 31 that it will be truly fixed," he told L'Equipe.

"I stick to what I said - the balance is more in favour of Bordeaux. I refused West Ham. Frankly, there's no comparison.

"With games like that (Nice), victories and a squad as supportive, there is every reason to be happy.

"The support of the other players gives me great pleasure. Everyone insists that I stay. For now, I tell you, it's gone."