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No Besiktas move for Arsenal's Chamakh

Turkish club Besiktas have denied interest in Arsenal striker Marouane Chamakh.

The 28-year old Moroccan international is being heavily linked with a summer departure from North London with some reports suggesting he is set to leave for Besiktas.

But the clubs manager Samey Aybaba said that they were not after a striker like Chamakah but rather a defender such as Sevilla's Julien Escude.

"We needed a defender like Escude and I think our defence will be stronger with him. We're not attempting to sign Marouane Chamakh," he told

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