Former Arsenal striker a shock January target for Newcastle United

Newcastle United are considering a move for Wolfsburg ace Niklas Bendtner this January, according to reports from the Metro.

Bendtner has struggled for regular playing time with Wolfsburg this term, and the Bundesliga side are willing to let the Denmark international depart in order to find some first-team football.

The former Arsenal star has been out of form and fitness, and according to German publication Bild, Die Wolfe are working on pushing Bendtner out of the Volfswagen Arena with Newcastle a real option.

The Magpies are looking for a new striker following news that Papiss Cisse will be sidelined for approximately three months due to a groin injury, and may even require surgery to fix the problem.

With Aleksandar Mitrovic the only out-and-out centre forward left in the first-team, Bendtner will give some much needed competition despite his off-field antics.

Bendtner has made 16 appearances in all competitions mostly from the bench this season, scoring four goals.