Bordeaux striker Chamakh rejects West Ham move

Bordeaux striker Marouane Chamakh has ruled out moving to West Ham United.

Bordeaux striker Marouane Chamakh has ruled out moving to West Ham United.

"From a sporting point of view, I prefer to stay at Bordeaux than go to West Ham," Chamakh told France 3 Aquitaine.

The 25-year-old also told of how he is still "in the process of mourning Arsenal" after intense speculation regarding a move to the Gunners this summer came to nothing.

He insists he is now looking forward to spending the 2009/10 campaign in France and helping Bordeaux defend their Ligue 1 title.

"Instead of joining another Premier League club, I'm going to opt for the very interesting year which Bordeaux is proposing on a sporting level," he said.

Finally, he dismissed suggestions that he is planning an imminent trip to London to meet with West Ham officials.

"This is just nonsense. I was aware of the West Ham rumours recently but it wasn't a priority," he added.

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