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Arsenal began their summer striker clearout with the sale of Carlos Vela last week and Marouane Chamakh could follow soon as the Daily Mail report that the Moroccan is being tracked by Besiktas. The Turkish club want to take the striker on an initial loan deal only, with a possible Â£4m permanent deal to follow at the end of the loan spell.
Arsenal are desperate to get the excess baggage off their wage bill and also raise money for new imports. So, they are unlikely to be enamored by Besiktas' offer as the Gunners would still be paying part of Chamakh's wages next season.
Although Robin van Persie is expected to leave the Emirates, Arsene Wenger is keen to get rid of Chamakh and even Nicklas Bendtner, both of whom have seemingly been replaced by new arrivals Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud. Fiorentina were also rumoured to be interested in Chamakh but the trail went cold after the Italians distanced themselves from the links.
The 28 year old started out brightly at the Emirates after joining for free from Bordeaux in 2010, but has since faded away badly, with this former club also rejecting a chance to take him back to the French Ligue 1.
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