Newcastle and Sunderland are jostling at the front of the queue to take Nicklas Bendtner off Arsenal’s hands, according to The People.
The Denmark international is destined to leave the Emirates Stadium having failed to take advantages of the opportunities given to him by Arsene Wenger. The player himself has admitted that a change of scenery would do him some good and he is hoping a move can be agreed by the end of the current transfer window.
Bayern Munich had shown an interest in Bendtner and are the striker’s preferred destination but the Bundesliga giants have not followed up their initial enquiry with a firm offer. That has left the door open for the two North East rivals to sign the 23-year-old with Newcastle lodging a £9m bid.
That offer has been rejected by the Gunners who want an extra £5m and Sunderland could meet that asking price despite having already added Connor Wickham to their attacking options.