Marouane Chamakh is finding out that Bordeaux is a club that has shackled him to his final year of contract. Cue Sepp Blatter and "slavery". He is in danger of missing out on West Ham as Les Girondins is set to reject their 8million euros offer.
"West Ham are the latest to come in. It's only in the past week that they have shown an interest. But I am seeing what happened with Arsenal all over again - the problem is Bordeaux. So it is very tricky.
"I am going to wait until Monday to announce that I will stay."
"I had to rediscover my smile and the pleasure of playing."
So far he has not had any problems scoring goals with three so far in Bordeaux's two wins.