Nicklas Bendtner: Ex-Arsenal striker set to join club within days

By Mike KeeganBBC Sport
Nicklas Bendtner
Nicklas Bendtner has offers from clubs in England, Germany and Spain

Former Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner is expected to join a new team within days following "interest from clubs in England, Germany and Spain".

The 26-year-old was not offered a new contract at the Emirates Stadium and is available on a free transfer.

A source close to the player revealed the Dane, who was at Arsenal for 10 years, was close to signing a deal after attracting a number of offers.

"He is expecting to finalise a move by the end of this week," they said.

Bendtner made 171 appearances for the Gunners and scored 47 goals after joining the club from Copenhagen in 2004.

The Denmark international also had loan spells at Birmingham City, Sunderland and Juventus.

Bendtner was fined by Arsenal in March for making an unauthorised trip home to Copenhagen, with his final appearance for the club coming on 2 February.