Rafa doubts Chamakh deal can be done

French First League Soccer match, Olympique Lyonnais vs Girondins Bordeaux

Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez doubts Bordeaux striker Marouane Chamakh will be joining the Reds this summer after contract negotiations stalled.

The Morocco international is available on a free transfer and Liverpool were reported to be close to concluding a pre-contract agreement just last month. But The Telegraph report that the 26-year-old has hit out at Liverpool for being “fussy” over contract negotiations and Benitez is angry at the breakdown of the deal.

“I think that we will not sign him – but I will not say [any more],” said the Reds’ boss ahead of the clash with Arsenal – who are now favourites for his signature.