After Bordeaux turned down a return for their prodigal son, Fiorentina rejected Chamakh because of his high wages, it is the turn of Besiktas. The Turkish club as per Milliyat is looking at a loan move en route to a permanent deal worth £4m.
Don't really see this happening because Beskitas is neck deep in debt with the former chairman having spent boat loads of money bringing Guti, Simao Sabroso, Hugo Almeida, Ricardo Quaresma, and Manuel Almeida for a measly return of one league title. The new chairman, Fikret Orman, has promised austerity by slashing the wage bill by offloading some of the star players and reducing the transfer budget. Chamakh's wages will add quite substantially (~ £2m) to a club committed to bringing their debt down. Unless Arsenal end up paying a substantial portion of it.
Chamakh initially made a very bright start to his Arsenal career coming in place of the injured RVP. But with RVP's return it led to fewer playing minutes. He struggled to make an impact with his limited appearances leading to a spiral of decreasing self confidence. If this theory is true then Chamakh could prosper in RVP's absence but all this maybe moot because Olivier Giroud will became the front line striker should the Dutchman depart.