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Fiorentina lodge Chamakh bid

July 9, 2012
By ESPN staff

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed Fiorentina have made an offer for striker Marouane Chamakh.

Marouane Chamakh
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Chamakh, 28, has been linked with a summer move away from Arsenal after failing to impress during his second season with the club.

The Morocco international, who signed for the Gunners from Bordeaux on a free transfer in 2010, scored just one goal in all competitions in the 2011-12 campaign.

It is suggested Wenger is open to moving on the forward, having brought in Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud already, and the Frenchman has revealed Fiorentina are keen.

"Fiorentina requested information on his availability and made an offer," Wenger said in The Times.

Wenger was dealt a blow last week with the news that star striker Robin van Persie will not be signing a new contract with the club.