ARSENE WENGER has offered £8million for Bordeaux strike ace Marouane Chamakh.
The Gunners chief insisted he was no longer interested in the Moroccan international, 25, after an initial £6m bid was rejected.
But although Chamakh only has a year left on his contract, a Bordeaux insider said Wenger is in for a nasty shock as the French club is holding out for £10m.
The source said: “Bordeaux are in the driving seat now.
“Wenger blinked first so they know they have the psychological upper hand.” (The Sun)
The way this whole business with Bordeaux has been conducted you would have thought that we were talking about a world renowned player rather than a striker that in all likelihood wouldn’t even be a first choice starter at the club.
Laurent Blanc has accused Arsene Wenger of playing games and offering insulting bids for the 25 year old Moroccan but if that was the case the Ligue 1 boss could have just closed the book on the whole thing and told Arsenal that Marouane is not for sale but clearly he knows his striker’s head has been turned.
This latest offer still doesn’t meet with the French club’s valuation but with only a few weeks to go until the transfer window closes they could just take the money and give up. We shall see! Either way I just wished they’d get on with it!