Bordeaux's Maraouane Chamakh: I Want Premier League Move This Summer

The Morocco international striker says he had a moment of madness when he stated he wanted to remain with Les Girondins following their Ligue 1 triumph...
Bordeaux's Marouane Chamakh has revealed that he does want to move to the Premier League during the close-season.

The 25-year-old had been linked with the likes of Arsenal, Everton, Fulham and Tottenham Hotspur before declaring his intention to remain with Les Girondins following their Ligue 1 triumph.

However, the 50-time capped Morocco international striker insists he was caught up in the moment of celebrations, and still harbours hopes of playing in England at the beginning of the 2009/10 campaign.

"I got carried away," Chamakh told Le Parisien when asked about comments stating his desire to remain at the Stade Chaban Delmas.

"I reacted in the heat of the moment because of the emotional atmosphere and I said 'I am staying' so as not to spoil the party.

"I have not changed my mind. I still want to go, even if I am not closing the door to anything.

"I met some supporters on Monday and they understood me. They told me they would not hold a grudge if I was to leave."

Chamakh scored 13 goals in 34 league appearances for Bordeaux in the 2008/09 season.

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