Bendtner is once again on the radar of the Spanish club.
Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner may have moved a step closer to making the switch to Malaga as the La Liga side reignite their interest in the Dane, reports AS.
The Spanish club have tried to sign the 25-year-old before and now the Gunners man is looking like the most realistic prospect due to Bendtner’s relatively low transfer fee – around £2.5m.
Malaga are one of a number of teams in Spain in financial difficulty and therefore do not have the resources to spend big this summer.
The north London club are keen to offload the forward with the Denmark international failing to make an impact at the Emirates Stadium and having spent the past two years away from Arsenal, with loan spells at both Sunderland and Juventus.
Bendtner nearly made a move to Bundesliga outfit Eintracht Frankfurt in July, but the attacker’s wages proved to be too high for the German side.
Now Malaga think they are the destination to end the striker’s miserable time with the Gunners, but the Scandinavian will have to drop his current £52,000-a-week wage demands.
The forward has not found any goal-scoring form in England since joining as a youngster back in 2004 from FC Copenhagen’s youth academy.
In 154 matches for the club Bendtner has netted 45 times and has also been loaned out to Birmingham City during the Danish attacker’s time at the Emirates.
Manager Arsene Wenger has been overseeing a complete overhaul of the squad in the close season, with the likes of Andrey Arshavin, Sebastian Squillaci and Denilson all being allowed to leave the club.