Bordeaux striker Chamakh: I'm ready for Sunderland switch

Bordeaux striker Marouane Chamakh is ready to sign for Sunderland.

Bordeaux striker Marouane Chamakh is ready to sign for Sunderland.

He reportedly told French radio: "I have told Bordeaux I need to go there. I want to play in the Premier League and Sunderland is a good challenge for me.

"I didn't mind waiting, but as far as Arsenal are concerned, it has taken too long, unlike Sunderland.

"I could have waited, but Bordeaux wanted this response quickly, so I could not do it any other way."

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