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Could young Marouane Chamakh be the consolation prize for whoever misses out on Peter Crouch?

The Bordeaux striker says his agent has agreed terms with four Premier League clubs, one of whom is Fulham, and is determined to move to England.

My dearest wish is to leave Bordeaux. I have repeated it for several months and I hope my officials will listen to my wish.

With my agent, we have agreed terms with several English clubs that are keen to sign me. They are just waiting for my decision. They are notably Sunderland, Blackburn, Tottenham and Fulham

He has seemingly given up hope on making his ‘dream move’ to Arsenal.

Arsenal? I don’t really believe in it anymore. My officials have not received any offer so far.

Now, everyone will have to wait while he studies the offers that are in front of him.

I have not made my decision yet. I am studying the offers. I want to know which destination will be the best for me. When I have made my choice, the club will contact Bordeaux.

Quotes from the Guardian suggest that Chamakh will resist any attempt by Bordeaux bosses to keep him at the French club and wants his future sorted out before his current side travel to Canada on their pre-season tour.

My bosses (at Bordeaux) are trying to convince me to stay. But for me, it’s a risk that I’ll take. It’s my dearest wish.

Frankly my head isn’t in going to Canada. My head is in England. We’re talking about my first transfer, I didn’t know anything about all the problems that this could pose. I’m having bad nights at the moment.