Transfer news

Bordeaux's Chamakh eyes Premier League move

April 21, 2009
By Soccernet news

Bordeaux striker Marouane Chamakh has refused to rule out a move to the Premier League by identifying Tottenham Hotspur as being of the type of club he would leave the French Ligue 1 to join.

GettyImagesChamakh: Stayed at Bordeaux.

Arsenal, Liverpool, Newcastle United and Spurs have all been linked with a summer move for Chamakh, whose 10 goals this season have helped put Bordeaux just two points behind championship leaders Marseille.

''My contract ends in one year and I'd like to leave with a French championship title with Bordeaux,'' the 25-year-old told L'Equipe.

''If I leave it'll be abroad or nothing. Before talking to the interested clubs, I first want to talk with Bordeaux. It's my team and where I was trained so that's normal.

''I am going to give the priority to England. That's the league I appreciate the most.

''Even if I would give everything to play for teams such as Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal, I don't dream. I am not crazy.

''If I manage to join a team like these ones, it would be a miracle. I am not greedy but I rather aim for a club which sits just below the 'big four'.

''To be clear, a team like Tottenham could interest me but not Sunderland.''