The Danish international Nicklas Bendtner looks finally set to see his £ 7.5 million move away from Arsenal after it was revealed that Turkish club Galatasaray are extremely close to signing him. Nicklas Bendtner has maintained in the last few years that he would like to leave Arsenal. He spent the last season on loan at Sunderland, who also did not pursue with their interest in securing his signature. He has been linked with a move away from Arsenal, with many clubs across Europe showing interest in the player who almost finished as the top scorer at the Euro 2012.

Following the good end to the competition, his agent said a few days ago that he expects Nicklas Bendtner to seal the deal with another club in the next few days. It has emerged that Turkish giant Galatasaray are the club are currently in the race to secure his signature. It is thought that they have agreed a £ 7.5 million fee with Arsenal and expect to conclude the personal negotiations with the player in the next few days. This would mean that Arsenal are likely to lose three major strikers in this transfer window given that Robin van Persie and Theo Walcott have already been linked with a move away from the club.

'Van Persie is one of the best strikers in the world, if not the best, and my desire is to keep him at the club. I will do what is in the best interests of Arsenal Football Club,' said the Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger in a press conference while taking part in the pre-season tour of Asia. Arsenal suffered disappointment at the hands of Manchester city in a pre-season friendly after they were beaten 2-0, although Arsene Wenger would argue that the lack of Lukas Podolski could have been responsible.


Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner could be set for a move away from the club in the next couple of weeks according to his agent. The Danish striker performed well at the Euro 2012, which has apparently boosted the number of clubs interested in securing his services.

The 24-year-old striker has already revealed that he would not like to return to Arsenal before the start of the season, as he has been treated extremely badly by the manager Arsene Wenger. The Danish striker scored two goals at the Euro 2012, which helped Denmark finished above Netherlands in the third position.

Even though the exact fee required to secure his signature is not known yet, it is believed that Arsenal would be willing to accept an offer of around £ 8 million for the striker. Nicklas Bendtner spent the last season on loan at Sunderland, but Sunderland manager Martin O'Neill has revealed that the striker has rejected the offer of being able to join the north-east club. The agent of the 24-year-old striker has revealed that there is global interest in order to secure his signature, but failed to reveal the name of the clubs due to the fact that there are many.

"The interest is overwhelming, just as it should be after the way Nicklas performed at Euro 2012. We are getting closer day by day. We are not commenting on individual deals at the moment, but it is fair to say the interest in Nicklas is global," said Nicklas Bendtner's agent Jesper Lynghus in an interview given to a Danish newspaper. The 24-year-old striker has previously played for clubs like Birmingham city and has great experience of English football. However, it is thought that he is ready to leave England in search of new pastures. Germany has been touted as a possible destination.


Sunderland's on loan Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner is facing a tough summer ahead of him after it was revealed that he was dropped from the match against Manchester United on the final day of the season after failing to make it to the team bus in time.

Nicklas Bendtner has already revealed that he wants to move permanently away from Arsenal in the summer. Even though he did not get his wish in the last summer, he at least made the temporary move to Sunderland. Despite being good on certain occasions, Nicklas Bendtner has largely been a frustrating figure at the Stadium of light.

Now, it is very likely that Martin O'Neill will not be looking at the possibility of signing the Danish striker after his latest misdemeanour. Sunderland lost the match against Manchester United 1-0 in the final day of the season. It did not matter for both the clubs, as Manchester City on their match against QPR 3-2 to lift the Premier league title for the first time in their history. United managed to win the match through a Wayne Rooney goal in the 20th minute, but came extremely close to doubling their advantage through the likes of Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs.

“I am ready for new ­challenges. I have heard about concrete interest from other clubs, who sound interesting, but I can’t say more than that right now. After all, I am still under contract with Arsenal, so I have to get back to Arsenal and talk to them first. On the specific matter of staying with Arsenal, I have to say I need something new to happen for me. There is no panic thinking about my future. Now, it’s all about Euro 2012 for Denmark and afterwards I can look at my club future,” said Nicklas Bendtner.


New Sunderland manager Martin O'Neill is set to be without striker Nicklas Bendtner for the important match between Sunderland and Blackburn Rovers at the Stadium of light.

On loan Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner is regarded to be one of the few players capable of putting the ball in the back of the net, but his injury will mean that Martin O'Neill will have to replace him with lesser players. It is a situation that will certainly confront the former Aston Villa manager, as this match is no less than the a six pointer. Blackburn Rovers will be coming to the Stadium of light with great confidence after having won their recent match 4-2.

Sunderland, on the other hand, lost their match against Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-1 in the most unlikeliest of manners. Sunderland not only lost the ability to take a two-goal advantage in the match to Sebastian Larsson penalty, but they also failed to stop Wolverhampton Wanderers from scoring at the other end. It was a double whammy for new manager Martin O'Neill, who was watching from the stands. Hence, he would have been hoping for a full strength squad for the match against Blackburn Rovers, but it has been revealed today that Nicklas Bendtner is unlikely to be fit in time for the match.

“Nicklas has a groin problem and we’ll see how he is towards the weekend. But if the game was tomorrow, he wouldn’t make it as it stands,” said O’Neill. Sunderland will also be without Connor Wickham and Fraizer Campbell. Martin O'Neill will also be without important defender Michael Turner. Hence, it is not only the attacking options that will pose a problem for Martin O'Neill, but also the defensive side of things as well. Sunderland are just a few points away from Blackburn Rovers.


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