failed in a deadline-day bid to take Arsenal
's Nicklas Bendtner on loan.
City spent most of Monday scouring the market for a tall centre forward after they opted against forking out close to £25million for Blackburn
's Roque Santa Cruz.
Instead, they targeted a loan for 6ft 3in Bendtner but Arsenal could not afford to let him go as they were still unsure about Andrei Arshavin's signing.
City were also linked with Schalke's Germany striker Kevin Kuranyi, who attracted interest from Everton
, Blackburn and Spurs
after telling the Bundesliga side on Friday he wanted to leave.
Everton made tentative inquiries about Portsmouth
winger Glen Little, and Tottenham and Portsmouth failed with loan bids for Bayern Munich's Germany striker Lukas Podolski.
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