Marouane Chamakh To Arsenal For £1.5 Million, Says Rumour Mill

Moroccan striker could be bound for the Emirates...
Bordeaux striker Marouane Chamakh, subject of one of the summer's most protracted transfer sagas, looks set to join Arsenal in January for a fee of £1.5 million, reports the Daily Mail. The Gunners have apparently beat Juventus in the race for the lanky hitman's signature.

The Moroccan has made no secret of his discontent with life at Laurent Blanc's club, although he proved an integral part in Bordeaux's march to the Ligue 1 championship last season.

Manager Arsene Wenger has £40 million to spend, following the sales of Emmanuel Adebayor and Kolo Toure to Manchester City last summer.

The extremely low price has been rumoured in the British press as being due to Chamakh's contract ending at the end of the current season.

Jeremy Brown, UK