Hamburg have made a reported £2.6 million bid for Danish striker Nicklas Bendtner. The 25-year-old has been placed on the transfer list this summer, as The Gunners look to move him on from The Emirates permanently rather than on a loan deal.
He has been frozen out by Arsene Wenger and spent the last two seasons out on loan with Sunderland and Juventus - with varying levels of success.
He has reportedly rejected offers from five other clubs this summer, including Eintracht Frankfurt and Malaga, after failing to agree to a pay-cut.
Now Hamburg are hoping that Bendtner could join Johan Djourou at the Imtech Arena this season.
Arsenal are reportedly ready to revive their interest in goalkeeper Emiliano Viviano. The Italian spent last term on loan with Fiorentina, but his parent club Palermo were relegated and are now keen to sell the stopper to raise funds.
But Viviano is not the only goalkeeper in their sights. The club have reportedly enquired as to the expense of Valencia stopper Vincent Guatia. However, it is believed that the La Liga outfit are not willing to sell for anything like the price Arsenal want to invest on a new shot-stopper.
Meanwhile Espanyol keeper Kiko Casilla has also been linked with a move to North London. However, the players manager Javier Aguirre, has already stated he has no desire to sell his goalkeeper this summer:
‘’Casilla cannot go, not that one. I see him very much involved and believe he will not go although it is very appealing.’’
Finally, and 17-year-old Belgian target Zakaria Bakkali may be available.
The PSV Eindhoven starlet has been linked with a number of teams this summer, with Arsenal just one of many Premier League outfits said to be keen.
The teenager recently made the Belgian senior squad for a friendly against France, but picked up an injury that will keep him out of action for a fortnight.
And PSV sporting director Marcel Brands is reportedly aware they may have to sell him if a contract extension to his current 2015 deal cannot be agreed upon.
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