Bordeaux president Jean-Louis Triaud has taken a phone call from Arsene Wenger in regards to Marouane Chamakh.
The Arsenal boss made contact with the Ligue 1 champions during the club's recent pre-season trip to Canada.
The Gunners are in the market for a new striker following the sale of Emmanuel Adebayor to Manchester City.
Moroccan ace Chamakh has subsequently been strongly linked with the Premier League outfit, while Wenger has revealed his admiration for the talented 25-year-old.
The French coach has now sounded out the player's availability, but Triaud admits an imminent agreement with Arsenal is far from guaranteed.
"Wenger has called me," he told L'Equipe.
"He told me he has a list of forwards and Marouane is one of the names on it.
"However, I expect this could be a complex case which could become a soap opera."