Benfica are ready to reignite their interest in Arsenal outcast Nicklas Bendtner after the striker once again starred against Portugal.

Benfica reignite interest in Arsenal striker

The Denmark international always performs well against the Portuguese and took his tally to six goals in five matches against them when he struck twice in their 3-2 defeat to Paulo Bento’s side at Euro 2012.

And now Benfica, who were runners up in the Primeria Liga, are interested in taking him to Portugal permanently.

Danish newspaper Sporten has claimed that Benfica have made contact with Arsenal about a permanent deal for Bendtner, whose career at the Gunners appears to be over.

The 24-year-old was sent out on loan to Sunderland last season and scored 8 goals 30 appearances, and now he looks set for a permanent departure.

Bendtner and Denmark’s time at Euro 2012 came to an end on Sunday night following their 2-1 defeat against Germany and the striker is set to decide his long-term future on his return from the competition.

Galatasaray are also in the hunt for Bendtner but Benfica hope to steal a march on the Turkish side by making their move early in the transfer window.

by TalkSport