Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger was coy this morning over reports of a deal being close for Bordeaux's Bosman prospect Marouane Chamakh.

Chamakh admitted over the weekend that he wanted to sign for Arsenal, seemingly shunning a switch to Premier League rivals Liverpool.

"I believe he is talking to many clubs which he is entitled to do, we are just focussing on the [Liverpool] game," Wenger said.

"He is free to sign wherever he wants."