Danish club FC Copenhagen have rejected suggestions that they are about to complete the signing of Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner, who is a free transfer in the summer. The striker is now free to negotiate terms with clubs from abroad. There have been speculation that he could seal a return to Danish football in the summer with the likes of Copenhagen interested in him. They are the biggest Danish club and the presence of Champions League football will also be a big draw for the striker. However, they have dismissed those rumours saying that they are untrue.
Copenhagen have accepted that there will certainly be links with Bendtner since the player came from this town, but the 26-year-old is certain to interest several other clubs with far greater profile. Bendtner has always expressed his desire to return to Danish football with the likes of Copenhagen. The striker has endured a horrible spell with Arsenal over the last few years. He has not played for the gunners in several months now after reportedly enraging Arsene Wenger.
Bendtner reportedly left the team to his hometown Copenhagen without informing Wenger.
After being confident of being able to agree a contract with Bendtner in the last few months, Wenger has said that the striker is almost certain to leave the club.
"We are not talking about that. [Bendtner] is in town and is an old Copenhagen boy, who during his childhood days [attended games at Parken]. He wanted to see some football, it isn't anything more than that. Unfortunately we couldn't give him a win," said Copenhagen director Anders Horsholt in a statement. "I like the idea of finishing at FC Copenhagen and try the Superliga at the end of my career,” said the striker about 12 months ago, but as a free agent, his stock will grow significantly towards the north.