Bundesliga champions keen on Emirates Stadium forward.
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Dortmund set to swoop for Arsenal striker Bendtner
Borussia Dortmund are lining up an early move for Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner now he has returned to the Emirates Stadium.
Bendtner spent the season on loan at Sunderland and is hoping for a successful Euro 2012 with Denmark to earn a permanent move away from north London.
Dortmund tried to sign Bendtner last summer before he moved to the Stadium of Light and they remain keen after landing their second successive Bundesliga title.
Bendtner would cost around £2.5million and is on wages of £60,000 a week that can rise to £90,000 depending on bonuses.
The money would not be a problem for Dortmund and they can also offer Champions League football.
SOURCE: Daily Mail
Though the Danish international is not likely to make a return to the Arsenal first team any time soon the 24 year old is surely still worth more than £2.5m, which in today’s transfer market barely gets you a Championship performer let alone a proven international who next month will lead his side’s attack at the Euro 2012 finals.
Bendtner has done fairly well during his loan spell at the Stadium of Light, notching up ten goals in all competitions this term, and if the asking price is what this source suggests it might be then perhaps Martin O’Neill will enter the race for the 6ft 5in forward.
With Robin Van Persie as the first choice striker in a tactical formation that usually sees Arsene Wenger playing with one up front, and with Lukas Podoski arriving from Koln and the likes of Gervinho and Marouane Chamakh as back-up, there seems little chance that the Gunners will look to recall the Copenhagen born striker and may even elect to send the player out on another loan spell if a buyer can not be found.
The same fate may well befall Carlos Vela who has just finished a successful season long loan spell at La Liga side Real Sociedad.