West Ham to Make £1.5m Bid for Arsenal Striker Marouane Chamakh

Upton Park side line up cut-price offer for Emirates Stadium forward.

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WEST Ham will make a January move to end Marouane Chamakh’s Arsenal nightmare.

Hammers manager Sam Allardyce wants Morocco striker Chamakh to reinforce his forward line.

The club have made a bid to take the former Bordeaux star on loan until the end of the campaign, with a view to a permanent move.

Arsenal want to sell rather than loan out players, and Chamakh is available at only about £1.5 million, so Allardyce may opt to make it a permanent deal straightaway.

SOURCE: Express

Though £1.5m is perhaps something of a bargain price, even for a player in as bad a run of form as the Moroccan, it’s an offer Arsene Wenger may accept so as to rid the club’s balance sheet of Marouane Chamakh’s reported £60k a week wages.

With Andy Carroll out for an extended period Sam Allardyce may feel the need to boost his striking options and could feel that the Arsenal forward has the potential to make an impact spearheading the Hammers attack.

The 28 year old is yet to play a single minute of Premier League action this season but has scored twice in the Capital One Cup this term.

Chamakh has managed a paltry 14 goals from 67 appearances since his move to the Emirates Stadium from Bordeaux two and a half years ago.

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