Tuesday, 30th August, 2011

Arsenal striker Marouane Chamakh is interesting a whole host of clubs, several of who look likely to try and prise the 27-year-old from the Emirates Stadium before the transfer window closes.

According to French radio station RMC, Ligue 1 clubs Paris Saint-Germain, Lille and Bordeaux have joined English sides Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United in eyeing up a swoop for the Moroccan international.

Chamakh has gone on record as stating his wish to fight for a regular first team spot at the Gunners this season, but the early indications are that he remains well down the pecking order. And this could cause the forward to rethink his position if concrete offers arrive.

Chamakh was brought on as a late substitute in Arsenal’s weekend 8-2 thrashing at the hands of Manchester United, a clear sign of his likely bench-warming fate for this season.

South Korean forward Park Chu-Young is also due to be unveiled by Arsene Wenger; yet more competition for Chamakh.

A switch to PSG may appeal most to the former Bordeaux forward as the capital club are bankrolled by Qatari Sports Investments and are building a team to rule France, having splashed out on the likes of Mohamed Sissoko and Javier Pastore this summer.

Lille too could be an interesting prospect as Ligue 1 champions, while Bordeaux will pull at Chamakh’s heartstrings.

A move across North London to Tottenham Hotspur would be a surprise, although heading up north to join Alan Pardew’s French-speaking revolution at Newcastle remains possible.

Chamakh now faces a wait to see what bids land before Wednesday’s transfer deadline.

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