Aston Villa and Hamburg SV head to head for Arsenal striker

McLeish is now also in the hunt for Arsenal striker Nicklas BendtnerAston Villa have joined Bundesliga club Hamburg SV in the hunt for Arsenal forward Nicklas Bendtner and may be in a position to offer up to £9m.

Hamburg have been interested since the player became available however they have since admitted that it would be difficult for them to sign the Dane given the transfer fee expected by the North London club. Alex McLeish’s Aston Villa meanwhile are still looking to add a striker to help Darren Bent up front and believe the 23 year old would fit in well.

Arsenal still have business of their own to sort out but are in no rush to sell Bendtner and will wait for the right offer to come in, it is also worth noting that Bendtner is particular about which club he would like to join with certain teams in Portugal also interested in his signature.

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