West Ham’s hopes of securing a January deal for Marouane Chamakh were dealt a blow last night after Laurent Blanc ruled that his striker will not be going anywhere in January.
It was thought that Bordeaux were perhaps willing to cash in on the Moroccan after club president Jean-Louis Triaud claimed yesterday that he felt that the French side had made a mistake in letting the striker’s contract run down to its final year:
“You can say we’ve dealt with the Chamakh situation badly.
“We took weeks, if not months, to identify his adviser. We didn’t know who he was.
“But it’s true, we should have acted and discussed things a season earlier”
However Laurent Blanc is adamant that Chamakh, who was heavily linked with a move to West Ham in the summer, will remain until the end of the season and will not be sold by the club in order to ensure they don’t lose him for nothing.
Blanc said that “Chamakh will play for Bordeaux from January 1 to June 30.”
Marouane Chamakh has scored 5 goals in 14 games for Bordeaux this season.