Nicklas Bendtner will not be signing for Eintracht Frankfurt - after they snapped up Haris Seferovic.
This summer saw the end of the road at The Emirates Stadium for the affectionately known 'Lord' Nicklas Bendtner. After ten years at the club the Dane was finally allowed to leave - his contract expiring; he remains a free agent; there was no testimonial.
The striker earned more headlines for antics off the pitch then on it and after an unauthorised trip to Copenhagen, in which he reportedly got drunk and did something silly to a taxi, Arsene Wenger washed his hands of him. Enough was enough, Bendtner was simply too much trouble than he was ever worth.
But he remains a wanted commodity - as on his day he can be deadly. Until recently, heavily linked with a move to German Bundesliga outfit Eintracht Frankfurt. The club had moved for the player last summer - only to fall short financially. However, unperturbed, they came back in this summer now the player was available for nothing.
Frankfurt even confirmed their interest, CEO Heriburt Bruchhagen stating:
"We have offered a contract to Nicklas Bendtner and we will have a good team for the new season in Bundesliga."
That deal reportedly collapsed due to Bendtner's extravagant, and apparent, wage demands.
And now, any hope of him finding salvation at Frankfurt is gone - as they have signed their marquee striker for the upcoming season.
With the Bendtner deal dead the club have moved on quick. Less than a week later and they have signed Haris Seferovic up from La Liga side Real Sociedad.
Seferovic, who played for Switzerland at the World Cup this summer and scored against Ecuador, has joined after the two clubs agreed an undisclosed fee for the player.
Following on from their signature of Nelson Valdez Frankfurt now have no need for a new striker - and Bendtner will have to wait for another interested party.