Hamburg have confirmed their interest in our want-away striker Nicklas Bendtner but fellow Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund have quashed speculation they are chasing the striker.
The Denmark international looks set to leave the Emirates Stadium this summer after Wenger confirmed that he was in negotiations with other clubs and was left out of the Gunners squad that travelled for their pre-season tour of the Far East. AC Milan, Dortmund, Sporting Lisbon and Benfica have all been linked with a move for Bendtner this summer, while Hamburg has also been earmarked as a potential destination.
HSV sporting director Frank Arnesen admits he is a fan of the 23-year-old but concedes it would take a “small miracle” to secure his signature.
“We need more creativity in our offence. A midfielder with quality would be good for us,” he told Hamburger Abendblatt.
“Bendtner would be a real dream, he is a very interesting player.
“He can also play as an attacking midfielder behind the attacker. But it would almost amount to a small miracle for us to get him.
“There are two other clubs who have made Nicklas an offer and we are unfortunately not in that position.”
Lets hope Hamburg manage to scrabble some cash together and put in a decent bid around his asking price of £12million. The self-proclaimed “Best striker in the world” probably sees his asking price much higher, however Arsenal should be satisfied with anything above £10m and look to reinvest the money in some new signings.