Manchester United have 'great possibility' of signing Gabriel Obertan from Bordeaux

06 July 2009 11:11
The young winger is regarded as one of France's brightest prospects and Chelsea have been monitoring him since 2007. United, Inter Milan and AC Milan have all been linked with Obertan, too, but Triaud believes the Premier League champions will win the battle for the 20-year-old's signature. "It's actually a great possibility," he told L'Equipe. "United want him and we would be delighted to see Gabriel develop in such a club. "We will make it official when the moment comes." Obertan, who spent the second half of last season on loan at Lorient, is a regular in the France Under-21 side and scored against England U21 in March. He was awarded the Most Valuable Player award at last month's Toulon International Youth Tournament. Triaud earlier denied that Bordeaux had received a £13 million bid from Sunderland for Marouane Chamakh. The Morocco forward who has one year left on his contract looks poised to join Arsenal should Emmanuel Adebayor leave the club and Triaud was dismissive of Sunderland's standing. "We never received an offer," he said. "What the f*** would he do at Sunderland? You have heard him say he will only sign for a big English club. "I don't want to insult Sunderland but I don't even know where they finished last season."

Source: Telegraph