Chamakh rules out French move

Bordeaux striker would only go abroad

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Marouane Chamakh has insisted he would not stay in France if he ever decided to leave Bordeaux.

The highly-rated striker was heavily linked with a move away from Bordeaux during the summer transfer window, with a number of Premier League clubs interested in bringing him in.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has hinted he may try to sign Chamakh again in January, while Juventus are also understood to be keeping tabs on the situation.

Chamakh maintains that he would never join one of Bordeaux's Ligue 1 rivals and would only go to a different country.

"I couldn't any more move to another French club today," he told the club's official website.

"I was tempted by an adventure at Lyon in 2005. Honestly, this situation is not conceivable any more.

"I couldn't leave for another club in this country because I have everything here: my family, my friends.

"I was made here and I think there's none better than les Girondins in France.

"We can talk about Lyon, Marseille...but if I had to leave Bordeaux, it would be for somewhere abroad."