By Chris Harris

Arsène Wenger has remained tight-lipped amid rumours that he is close to sealing a deal to bring Marouane Chamakh to Arsenal.

The Bordeaux striker has been heavily linked with a move to the Club since last summer and will be available on a free transfer in June once his current contract expires.

Chamakh has reportedly confirmed that Emirates Stadium is his first-choice destination but Wenger refused to be drawn on the matter when it cropped up at his pre-match press conference.

"I believe he talks to many clubs, that he is entitled to do," said the Arsenal manager.

"He is free to sign a pre-contract. He is free to sign where he wants but I cannot interfere in that.

"We are talking to nobody. We are focusing on tomorrow's game."

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9 Feb 2010