Chamakh reps in London for Arsenal, West Ham talks

Arsenal are planning a deadline day swoop for Bordeaux striker Marouane Chamakh.

Arsenal are planning a deadline day swoop for Bordeaux striker Marouane Chamakh.

The London Evening Standard says Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has identified Chamakh as the ideal replacement for Emmanuel Adebayor but refuses to increase his £5million bid for the 25-year-old.

Chamakh has just one year left on his contract but the Ligue 1 club have been holding out for a fee closer to £8m.

However, it is understood that the Morocco international's representatives have been in London this weekend attempting to broker a deal and are confident Bordeaux will accept the figure on offer rather than risk losing him for nothing next summer.

Personal terms are thought to be a formality as Chamakh, who is also a target for West Ham, has repeatedly stated his desire to join Arsenal.

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