Friday, July 17, 2009

Chamakh nears Arsenal deal says that Arsenal are in the final stages of completing a move for Bordeaux hitman Marouane Chamakh. According to a source close to the club the Gunners have agreed a fee with their French counterparts and are on the verge of concluding personal terms with the player.

Chamakh will replace Togo forward Emmanuel Adebayor who is expected to complete a £25 million move to Manchester City in the next 24 hours.

Frenchman Wenger has been linked with a move for the 25-year-old Moroccan since January but appears to have moved quickly now that the necessary finances have been freed up.

Courted around the continent, Chamakh saw his star rise across Europe having netted 14 times for Laurent Blanc's Ligue 1 championship winning side.

Chamakh admitted recently:

"I want to play in the Premier League and a club like Arsenal would be a dream. If they were to come calling, I would certainly give them a positive answer."

The Morocco international has scored 53 goals in almost 200 matches for Bordeaux since joining the club seven years ago, and we expect the deal to be competed in the next coming days.