St James’ Park boss hopes to land Emirates Stadium forward.
Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew will look to hijack Sunderland’s move to sign on loan Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner on a permanent basis next summer.
The Magpies boss is keen to bring in more attacking options and has earmarked a move for the 23 year old Danish international who is likely to be sold by Arsenal at the end of his season long loan spell at the Stadium of Light.
A number of Premier League sides are said to be interested in the 6ft 5in striker and Pardew will hope that his side’s good run of form results in a good finish come May so that he can convince the Gunners man to make the move to St James’ Park. Newcastle United have been indebted to new signing Demba Ba for goals thus far this season, with the French born Senegalese international netting nine of the club’s 19 goals so far.
Bendtner is unlikely to return to the Emirates Stadium as Arsene Wenger brought in Gervinho and Park Chu-Young in the summer and the Copenhagen born forward was already behind Robin Van Persie and Marouane Chamkh in the Arsenal pecking order and growing increasingly frustrated as his lack of first team opportunities.
Nicklas Bendtner has managed just 40 Premier League starts for Arsenal since his debut for the club more than six years ago. Wenger is thought to be looking for a fee in the region of £8-10m for the giant front man and Pardew will hope that Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley will be inclined to finance the move and if the Toon Army secure European qualification then he may be more likely to fund the transfer.