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Italian big guns set to battle it out for Arsenal hitman

Arsenal forward and reported Sevilla target Nicklas Bendtner is set to be fought over by Italian giants AC Milan and Inter claim TalkSPORT.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger allowed the Danish international star to leave the Emirates Stadium last season on a loan deal to Sunderland, and the player  was said to be a surprise target for La Liga new boys Celta Vigo by MARCA two weeks ago.

However, TalkSPORT revealed Milan’s interest on Friday when it was claimed the Serie A side were battling with Andaluz outfit Sevilla for the player’s signature.

It is now claimed that neighbours Inter are leading the race for the Dane and TalkSPORt quote Italian agent Francesco Di Frisco as telling Calciomercatonews.com: “They [Inter] have expressed their interest in the player – I heard [sporting director] Marco Branca is taking stock of the situation.”

The 24-year-old played every game for Denmark in the recent European Championships and scored two goals, despite Morten Olsen’s side failing to progress out of their group, and this impressive form has rekindled interest in the availability of the forward.

Arsenal brought Bendtner to England as a 16-year-old from Danish outfit Kobenhavns Boldklub in 2004 and he has gone on to play just under one hundred games for the North London club.

Bendtner scored eight goals in 28 games under Martin O’Neil at Sunderland last term and helped them to a comfortable mid-table finish in the Barclays Premier League.

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