Monday, July 27, 2009
The Morocco international is currently on the books of Ligue 1 champions Bordeaux, but his time in France could be coming to an end.
Speculation continues to link him with a move to the Premier League, with Arsenal and Sunderland both reported to be keen.
Chamakh appeared for Bordeaux in their Champions Trophy success over Guingamp in Montreal on Friday, but admits that outing could prove to be his last for the club.
"I don't know if it was my final game, we will see," the 25-year-old striker told Direct8.
"I have to wait. Once I am back in Bordeaux I will study all proposals.
"I don't know where my future lies."
Hopefully he will consider a move to Arsenal. We were desperately need a superb striker and a great finisher to play upfront. What say you Gooners?
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Saturday, July 25, 2009
The Ivory Coast international emerged as a transfer target for Fiorentina earlier in the summer when the Gunners were keen to take Felipe Melo in the opposite direction.
A swap deal involving the two players was proposed by the Serie A side but ultimately failed to materialise, with Melo securing a move to Juventus.
Fiorentina have now rekindled their interest in the 26-year-old, although Della Valle admits it will be difficult to prise him away from Emirates Stadium.
"Arsenal's Eboue is a really good player and it won't be easy to take him to Florence," he told the Italian press.
The Togo international was booed by sections of the Gunners faithful last term after a summer which saw him strongly linked with a move from the Emirates Stadium. AC Milan were favourites then but no move materialised.
Instead, Adebayor claims the supporters' reaction to the rumours merely ensured he would leave this year, with City on hand with a reported £25m transfer fee.
Adebayor said: ''The way the fans behaved towards me was not nice at all. I can't understand why they were after me. I did my best for them and I was very happy there.
''I scored 30 goals in a season - it's not my fault that Milan, Barcelona or Real Madrid wanted to sign me. In any summer, Barcelona try to sign Cesc Fabregas. But the fans never turned on him
"I know a lot of people will say 'He's gone for the money'. But I would like to see one Arsenal fan who worked somewhere for £10 and was offered work elsewhere for £30 to say they would refuse.
"Yes, they offered me a very fine contract and I have signed it. Now it's about what I can achieve as a footballer.
"I come from a very poor city and country. I have a lot of ambition. I've had a career, but I only ever think about going up."
Adebayor claims it was manager Arsene Wenger's decision to accept City's bid, although he has denied the relationship between the pair has now been fractured.
"When I came back from holiday, I landed on July 13 and my agent told me I was going to speak with the club," he told The Sun. "When I did he told me they had come to an agreement with another club.
"It was a difficult decision to make. But I went away and thought now is the time for another challenge. It took about a week to sort everything out.
"[Wenger] didn't really say why they wanted to sell me, but I found out that they needed the money and someone had to leave - that was me.
"Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger put me where I am today but he cannot stand up and say last summer I told him I wanted to leave. I told him I wanted to stay. I don't think our relationship is broken. I think they need the money and need to sell someone.
"They chose me and they got their money. I hope they spend it quite well and go forward. I sent them my regards.
"Now I have left Arsenal that is all behind me. It's finished. I was very happy there, they made me what I am today. But I am a Manchester City player and I have to focus on what I can do at this club."
Fans blamed him because of his bad performance. So we should thanked Man City because take out this rubbish for us and lend us a bunch of money :D