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Chamakh snubs Hammers

Striker prepared to spend the 2009/10 campaign in France

By Chris Burton.   Last Updated: 21/08/09 7:40pm

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Chamakh: Staying put

Chamakh: Staying put

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Bordeaux striker Marouane Chamakh has ruled out the possibility of him securing a move to West Ham.

Speculation had been mounting of late that the Hammers were looking to land the Moroccan frontman in an effort to ease their attacking problems.

With a number of forwards currently sidelined, Gianfranco Zola was known to be keen on Chamakh.

He will, however, be unable to bring the African ace on board as the player has distanced himself from a proposed switch to Upton Park.

"From a sporting point of view, I prefer to stay at Bordeaux than go to West Ham," Chamakh told France 3 Aquitaine.

Mourning

The 25-year-old also told of how he is still "in the process of mourning Arsenal" after intense speculation regarding a move to the Gunners this summer came to nothing.

He insists he is now looking forward to spending the 2009/10 campaign in France and helping Bordeaux defend their Ligue 1 title.

"Instead of joining another Premier League club, I'm going to opt for the very interesting year which Bordeaux is proposing on a sporting level," he said.

Finally, he dismissed suggestions that he is planning an imminent trip to London to meet with West Ham officials.

"This is just nonsense. I was aware of the West Ham rumours recently but it wasn't a priority," he added.

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