Bordeaux - Price must be right
Bordeaux have played down speculation linking the club with strikers Loic Remy and Andre-Pierre Gignac.
By Patrick Haond
Last Updated: 09/07/10 6:20pm
Bordeaux chairman Jean-Louis Triaud has played down speculation linking the club with strikers Loic Remy and Andre-Pierre Gignac.
The French outfit are thought to be keen on 23-year-old Nice striker Remy and Toulouse hot-shot Gignac, 24.
They are thought to have offered €9million (£7.5m) for Remy, but that falls way short of Nice's asking price, with West Ham recently having a bid of €13.5million (£11.3million) rejected for the striker.
Meanwhile, Gignac is tied to Toulouse until 2013 and a similar large fee would be needed to prise him away from the Municipal Stadium, but Triaud insists the club will not be held to ransom on either player.
He told L'Equipe: "I have heard rumours that we are supposed to be interested in Loic Remy and Andre-Pierre Gignac.
"But if the fee is €15m (£12.5m), I believe we can't match the market's reality."
As regards current Bordeaux players, Arsenal and Lyon are thought to be interested in midfielder Yoann Gourcuff, while skipper and fellow midfielder Alou Diarra is also thought to be attracting interest.
While Triaud says the pair would be allowed to leave the club, he insists this will only be if the price was right.
He added: "If they want to leave and a club would pay the fee stated in the clauses, I would say congratulations and good luck."