Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner will reportedly only join a club in Italy if his hand in London is forced.

The Denmark international has been linked with an Emirates Stadium departure for a few months now with the most recent club to be involved being Blackburn Rovers.

But it is believed that the 23-year old does not want to join another Premier League club and would rather end up in the Italian Serie A if he has to leave.

Standard Sport suggests that Juventus and Lazio are the two clubs interesting Bendtner whilst German outfit Borussia Dortmund and Hamburg have been sniffing around.

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