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31 Aug 2012 07:54:00

Juve close on Bendtner

Juventus have confirmed they expect to sign Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner before the close of the transfer window.

Juventus made a move for Bendtner on Thursday after seeing a potential deal for Fulham target Dimitar Berbatov fall through. Arsenal are willing to let Bendtner move on as the Danish international is well down the pecking order at the Emirates.

A number of clubs have been linked with the striker, but Juventus are now ready to take him from Arsenal. Juventus sporting director, Beppe Marotta, has confirmed Bendtner is undergoing a medical at the club ahead of his switch to Turin and he believes the 24-year-old will fulfil his potential with the Italian champions.

"Bendtner is already in Italy and will undergo a medical ," Marotta told Sky Sport Italia. "Until the final paperwork is concluded, I will not say that the player is ours. "He has talent and ability.

Potentially a great player, one that has almost never been able to prove it." Marotta also hit out Berbatov for pulling out of a move to Juventus labelling the player as 'unprofessional.' "We reiterate that we only approached Manchester United and the player after we were informed he had already turned down Fiorentina.

Perhaps he forgot to tell Fiorentina that. "Berbatov certainly did not make a good impression on anyone and it was an unprofessional way to behave, so we agree with Fiorentina that it's best he didn't come here."


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