Inter Milan are planning a shock swoop for Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner, with Nerazzurri boss Jose Mourinho seeing the Danish International as a replacement for Adriano, who looks set to leave the San Siro in January, according to the Mail online.
Mourinho had been heavily linked with a move for his former charge Didier Drogba at Chelsea next month, with Adriano to go the other way to Stamford Bridge. However, Inter declared on Monday that Ivory Coast International Drogba was not a target for the Serie A side, with it now emerging that Bendtner is a possible target for Inter.
Whether Gunners manager Arsene Wenger will allow Bendtner, who had previously been linked with a move to Spartak Moscow in January, to leave the Emirates Stadium remains to be seen, but with Croatian International Eduardo on the verge of a return to action for the Premier League club. Wenger could decide to cash in 20-year-old Bendtner in order to strengthen other areas of the squad at the North London club.
Bendtner has been at Arsenal since 2004 and made his senior debut for the Gunners in 2005, with the Dane making 59 appearances and scoring 14 goals during his time at the Emirates. Bendtner spent the 2006-2007, season on loan at Birmingham City, where he scored 13 goals in 48 appearances for the Midlands side and has 8 goals in 22 caps for Denmark.