Fiorentina are in the dark over Arsenal claims of a bid for Marouane Chamakh.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger was quoted last night revealing an approach from Fiorentina for the Morocco international.

But Fiorentina chiefs are surprised by the claims, insisting Chamakh's salary and asking price are well out of their range.

Interestingly, Arsenal have been linked with Fiorentina ace Stevan Jovetic, which could lead to a swap deal being discussed involving Chamakh.