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Arsenal's Nicklas Bendtner has been in limbo since returning from the European Championships, but he could finally be offered an exit route from the Emirates by AC Milan according to reports in Italy.
The Italian giants are in the midst of a massive rebuilding process as the club completely moves away from it's old structure of recruiting veteran Internationals. They have sold Zlatan Ibrahimovic to PSG and are now on the lookout for a striker. Bendtner will be available for around â‚¬7m claims Football-Italia.net, a bargain considering the millions they have raked in from the sale of Thiago Silva and Ibrahimovic.
Arsene Wenger has been planning a massive clearout himself as the Gunners have an overflowing striker's department. Carlos Vela has joined Real Sociedad while Marouane Chamakh has been busy finding a new club, with Besiktas the latest to show their interest in the Moroccan.
The 24 year old Dane had been away from North-London last season, enjoying a loan spell at Sunderland where he netted eight goals in what was a fairly productive season. Galatasaray and Malaga had also previously expressed their interest in Bendtner, but without an official bid materializing, Milan are the only suitors at the moment.
With Milan losing as many as 12 players in the off-season, a massive restructuring process is in operation at the San Siro, and reports suggest that Manager Massimiliano Allegri has requested the Milan board to fund at least three signings, including Bendtner.
The Danish international's new teammates are likely to include with Juventus frontman Alessandro Matri, who Allegri believes will be a perfect replacement for Ibrahimovic in the eyes of Milan manager. With the Old Lady in the market for a big-name forward this off-season, Matri is set to receive lesser playing time in the future, and could be ready to make a move to the San Siro to enjoy regular first-team football.
Montpellier defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa is another player who has impressed Allegri last season, playing a leading role in Montpellier's Ligue 1 title triumph. With a price tag of around Â£4.5 million and wage demands that Milan wouldn't balk at, the French Under-21 international seems a quick, and relatively cheap fit for Allegri.
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