AC Milan and Galatasaray battle for Arsenal ace

Nicklas Bendtner looks set to leave Arsenal in the near future, with AC Milan and Galatasaray fighting it out for the player’s signature according to The Daily Mail.

The burly forward spent last season on loan at Sunderland after it became apparent that he was not part of Arsene Wenger’s plans, but the Black Cats have opted not to make the attacker’s move to the Stadium of Light permanent.

After an impressive showing for Denmark at Euro 2012 Bendtner has seen his options increase, with a number of European clubs now considering an approach for him.

A fee of around £7.5 million is expected to be commanded by the Gunners, with AC Milan and Galatasaray the main sides in contention for his signature.

The Rossoneri are in dire need of a new striker after offloading Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Paris Saint-Germain, and are said to be ready to sign Bendtner at a discounted price.

The Turks are back in Champions League football for next term and as such are keen to bolster their firepower.

By Gareth McKnight

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