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We wait months for some football action then it all comes at once! It’s the Carling Cup action tonight as Leeds make the trip to Darlington.

Bordeaux striker Marouane Chamakh has made a fresh appeal to the French club to let him join Arsenal.

The Gunners’ reportedly had an offer of £7.5m turned down by Bordeaux, who are looking for £15m despite Chamakh, 25, having only one year left on his current contract.

“My priority is Arsenal, but there are other clubs,” the Moroccan, who has also been linked with Sunderland, Fulham and Tottenham, told Canal Plus.

“If it’s Arsenal, so much the better. I hope it’ll be sorted out very quickly.”

Chamakh was speaking ahead of his side’s opening Ligue 1 match of the season in which he scored as Bordeaux beat Lens 4-1 at home.

He added: “I am not sleeping as well as I normally do.

“I made my wishes known to the directors at the end of last season. I expressed a wish to join another league.

“As much for Bordeaux’s sake as for mine, my situation has to be clarified. I thought they (Bordeaux) would have made things easier for me.”

Bordeaux president Jean-Louis Triaud said last week that he would grant Chamakh his dream move to Arsenal if Gunners manager Arsene Wenger returned with a improved offer.

Chamakh scored 13 goals in 34 Ligue 1 games last season and has scored 15 times in 50 games for his country.

We wait months for some football action then it all comes at once! It’s the Carling Cup action tonight as Leeds make the trip to Darlington.

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