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Arsenal offered Malaga captain in Bendtner exchange

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Arsenal are in talks with Malaga over a potential player exchange deal involving outcast Nicklas Bendtner, reports the Daily Mail.

The Spanish side see the Danish striker as the perfect fit for the team and are willing to offer their captain Jesus Gamez in exchange.

The Gunners may be tempted by a deal for the right-back, as the future of Bacary Sagna remains unclear.

Sagna has just one year left on his current deal and it is thought the club are not willing to offer him more than a 12 month extension, something Sagna will not accept.

In the case of Bendtner - he no longer seems to be in Arsene Wenger's plans after he was left out of the squad that toured Asia this month.

The Dane was expecting to leave earlier this summer after he admitted in June that he was in talks with 'five or six clubs'.

One of those clubs was Eintracht Frankfurt, who's chairman revealed they pulled out of the deal at the last minute after Bendtner's wage demands were deemed to be too high.

"After weighing up all the arguments, Bendtner turned out not to be a realistic prospect," Heribert Bruchhagen told kicker.de.

Getting Bendtner off the books is thought to be an urgent matter at the Emirates as part of an operation to clear high earners off the wage bill.

Andrey Arshavin, Sebastien Squillaci and Denilson have all been released this summer in an attempt to reduce expenses.

Gervinho is also thought to on his way out of the club after AS Roma increased their bid for the forward to £8m.

 

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