Potters plot record £9million Bendtner swoop
Published 23:01 01/08/11 By John Percy - EXCLUSIVE
Tony Pulis is lining up a shock £9million bid for Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner as he steps up his recruitment drive.
The Stoke boss is weighing up a club record offer for Bendtner after the Denmark international’s agents made contact over the weekend.
Bendtner will be allowed to leave Arsenal this summer after enduring a difficult season last term, scoring only twice in the Premier League.
Now Pulis is ready to offer the cocky 23-year-old a fresh start at the Britannia Stadium and the chance to stay in England.
Stoke are battling to bring in at least four or five new signings this summer, with Spurs midfielder Wilson Palacios high on their list of targets.
Bendtner has now emerged as a surprise name on the radar after his representatives held initial talks with Pulis.
The Potters boss said: “We are threadbare at the moment. Fingers crossed we can bring one or two players in over the next few days.”