• Premier League

Bendtner agent claims move is closer

ESPN staff
June 25, 2012
Nicklas Bendtner's future is closer to being resolved, according to his agent © PA Photos

Interest in Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner has greatly increased following his performances for Denmark at Euro 2012, according to his agent.

Bendtner, 24, spent last season on loan at Sunderland and is expected to make a permanent move away from Emirates Stadium this summer.

Agent Jesper Lynghus said he was not ruling anything out at this stage, including staying with the Gunners, but suggested a transfer is likely to be completed before too long.

"We are getting closer day by day," he told bold.dk. "The interest is overwhelming, just as it should be after the way Nicklas performed at Euro 2012."

On reports Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala are interested, he added: "We're not commenting on individual deals at the moment, but it's fair to say the interest in Nicklas is global."

Bendtner scored twice for Denmark at Euro 2012, with both goals coming in the 3-2 defeat to Portugal.

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