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Hamburg Launch £2.6m Bid for Arsenal Forward Nicklas Bendtner

by Aidan McCartney

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Nicklas Bendtner

Bundesliga side keen on Emirates Stadium striker.

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Arsenal’s outcast striker Nicklas Bendtner is subject of a £2.6million bid from Bundesliga outfit Hamburg reports Goal.com

The 25-year-old Danish international has returned to the Emirates Stadium following a loan spell with Juventus last season but has now been told by Arsene Wenger that he is surplus to requirement as the summer clear-out continues.

After joining the club as a youth-team player in 2005 he failed to shine in North London with just 43 goals in his 157 appearances for the Gunners

He now looks set to leave this summer although he has already turned down moves to five club including Frankfurt and Malaga after failing to agree personal terms.

Bendtner is now reportedly in talks with Hamburg, the club he rejected a loan move with in January, as he looks to revive his flagging career.

However he is apparently still not willing to budge on his excessive £50,000-a-week current wages and this reluctance to lower his wage demands could make a move difficult.

The striker finished last season with the Serie A champions but they decided against offering him a permanent deal after he was branded ‘too fat to play’ by Juve coaches in Turin and having failed to score in any of his 11 appearances.

Arsenal have already lowered their transfer asking price for Bendtner and the club are eager to sell him rather than send him out on a short-term deal again.

Hamburg have already completed business with Wenger this summer after taking defender Johan Djourou on loan, although he is yet to make his debut in Germany.


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