Liverpool are confident of winning the Bosman battle for Bordeaux striker Marouane Chamakh.

The Daily Mail says Liverpool are confident of seeing off fierce competition for Chamakh and agreeing a deal to sign him on a free transfer at the end of the season.

Bordeaux's Morocco striker has confided to friends that he sees his future in England, when his contract runs out in the summer, and talks have already taken place over making Anfield his new home.

Arsenal have been tracking him for months and Tottenham are also keen, while Chelsea are also attracted to the idea of expanding their attacking options without paying a fee after relying heavily on Didier Drogba in recent seasons.