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Bendtner rejects Hoffenheim

23 Jan 2009 - 07:27:41

Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner is reported to have turned down an approach from Bundesliga leaders Hoffenheim.

The 21-year-old Denmark international has struggled to hold down a regular starting spot with the Gunners and had been earmarked as a replacement for Hoffenheim's injured top scorer Vedad Ibisevic.

However, Bendtner's father and agent, Thomas, told the German media: "Hoffenheim have shown an interest. I know that.

"There are several clubs that call during the period when the transfer window is open.

"It's always like that and we are glad that there is interest for Nicklas, but a transfer is not going to happen at this stage. Nicklas will stay at Arsenal."

Bendtner junior has scored 17 goals in 68 appearances for the Gunners, with more than half of his outings coming as a substitute.

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