The Daily Mail says yesterday morning, after Bordeauxâ€™s elimination from the Champions League, despite another slick finish from Chamakh against Lyon, came renewed reports in France that a four-year deal has been agreed with Arsenal.
By yesterday afternoon Chamakh was being quoted as saying he is â€˜certainâ€™ to leave at the end of the season. It would be undiplomatic for either Arsenal or Bordeaux to confirm a deal although as Chamakh will soon be a free agent, he is allowed to speak to other clubs.
But Arsenalâ€™s interest is established.
"He is a player we were close to signing," said Arsene Wenger after last Augustâ€™s window closed.