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Sporting deny making Bendtner offer

Sporting Lisbon have denied that the club has made an offer for want-away Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner.

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The news comes merely a day after Bendtner's agent, and father, revealed that the Portuguese giants had started negotiating a deal with the Gunners for the Danish forward's services.

"I know that Sporting Lisbon have been in touch with Arsenal with a concrete bid for Nicklas," the hitman's father told Sporten, "but then I do not know whether Arsenal have rejected or accepted the amount."

"I have not heard more than that Sporting have bid"

However, Sporting general director Carlos Freitas has confirmed there is no truth to such claims, stating at the official presentation of new signing Stijn Schaars: "There is no offer sent to Arsenal."

The Leoes have already landed Utrecht's Ricky van Wolfswinkel to head up of their new attacking contingent, and reports in the country suggest that coach Domingos Paciencia is still looking for a partner for the Dutchman.

Bendtner, whose valuation is reportedly set at £12 million, made 28 total appearances last season for Arsenal and found the back of the net nine times in all competitions. According to his father, the Denmark international is also being pursued by German champions Borussia Dortmund.


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