By Richard Clarke 

Arsène Wenger has remained tight-lipped amid rumours he has lodged a bid for striker Marouane Chamakh.

This morning, the Bordeaux president Jean-Louis Triaud was quoted as saying the Arsenal manager had contacted him and made an offer but, at the pre-Emirates Cup press conference, Wenger was not forthcoming.

“He is responsible for his statements,” said the 59-year-old.

“I wouldn’t like to commentate on any phone calls I made during the day because, at the moment, I have a hundred phone calls. The only thing I can say is that we are nowhere near to signing anybody at the moment.”

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