Arsenal Star Linked With Surprise £15m Sunderland Move

Steve Bruce wants to bring Emirates striker to the Stadium of Light.

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There is growing speculation that Sunderland may look to make a move to sign Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner as a replacement for Darren Bent who signed for Aston Villa earlier this week. The North London club have slapped a pricey £15m valuation on the Danish international but this may not have put off Steve Bruce from making an enquiry into the 23 year old’s availability.

Bendtner has started just one Premier League match this season and reportedly had a falling out with Arsene Wenger earlier in the season when the giant striker voiced his displeasure at not being a part of the Gunners first team plans.

Bruce will want to act swiftly to replace Bent and some bookmakers have named the Black Cats as the favourites to land the Emirates striker this month, with Skybet slashing the odds of a move to Sunderland to 7/2.. The Sunderland boss wasn’t happy at the manner in which he lost his top striker to Aston Villa and the speed of the deal has left him having to rush into the transfer market to bring in reinforcements.

It remains to be seen if Sunderland will stump up the cash that Arsenal are reportedly after but perhaps Arsene Wenger will take a lesser offer if he feels that the Copenhagen born striker is interested in the move. The French boss can arguably afford to offload the 6ft 5in front man as he has taken to using just one man up front and with Robin Van Persie back in a rich vein of form and with Marouane Chamakh and Carlos Vela as back up a decent offer for Bendtner may well be accepted.

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