The Daily Mirror are tonight reporting that Nicklas Bendtner is in talks with AC Milan about a move away from the Emirates. The Mirror report it as a ‘shock’ – clearly not aware of the story which has been rumbling all summer (first reported on here on 21st July) and offer no sources to back up how they know talks are underway, however I would not dismiss the story just on the basis of that.
Bendtner, who has been linked with Milan all summer, has previously stated that he wanted to leave Arsenal but would only be prepared to go somewhere where he would be guaranteed Champions League football (and a nice fat wage equivalent to what he’s getting at Arsenal you would assume), has been offered around Europe for £5m according to the report as Arsenal look to continue clearing the decks of players who no longer want to be at the club and fight for the badge.
The Italians, however, are only looking at taking the Not-So-Great Dane on loan due to their own financial situation.
Juventus are also reported to be interested in the player who can find no takers for his ego within the Premier League.