Bordeaux striker Marouane Chamakh has hinted that he might run down the final year of his contract if he is not allowed to leave the club this summer.
The Morocco striker, 25, has been linked with a move to the Premier League, with Arsenal, Sunderland and West Ham reported to be interested in acquiring his services.
However, no deal has yet been agreed and, with Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger having suggested he is unwilling to match Bordeaux’s valuation of the player, Chamakh has warned his employers that he will consider moving on a Bosman next year.
“We will try to sort out a transfer,” he told Canal Plus.
“Maybe I will stay, but for me there is no question of signing an extension.”
Bordeaux boss Laurent Blanc has already stated that he is happy to allow Chamakh to leave for a leading English club, but he claims that no offers have been forthcoming.
“This is not about whether we let him go or not but about where we let him go,” he said in L’Equipe.
“We had a deal – if a large English club really wanted him, we would find an agreement, but the large English club is not there.”
Blanc previously stated Chamakh would not be allowed to join Sunderland as he ‘deserved better’, leading Steve Bruce to accuse Blanc of being ‘disrespectful’.
Blanc has since apologised and said his comments were misunderstood.
“I certainly did not communicate my thoughts well at all,” he said.
“My remarks were misunderstood by the people of Sunderland.
“When I say he deserves better, it is in sporting terms – and only in terms of sport.
“I am not here to discuss the size of a club. All the clubs, I respect them.”