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Arsenal boss Wenger to make late bid for Bordeaux's Chamakh

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger hasn't given up on signing Bordeaux striker Marouane Chamakh.

The Sunday Mirror says Wenger has offered £5 million for the Moroccan striker - a bid that was dismissed by Bordeaux as well short of their valuation.

Their manager Laurent Blanc values the 25-year-old at twice that amount.

But Wenger is aware that Chamakh is out of contract at the end of the season and will be able to get him on a free transfer under the Bosman ruling.

He can also start talking to Chamakh in January to negotiate a deal for next season - and Blanc would then have a distracted player on his hands.

Wenger wants to add to his squad before the deadline and is now set to go in with a final offer close to £8.5m in the hope that Bordeaux will relent and allow the player to leave.

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