Bruce admits Bendtner would be on his wish list after the Danish international impressed in helping City gain promotion from the Coca-Cola Championship last season.
But he believes it is highly unlikely Arsene Wenger would agree to releasing Bendtner when the transfer window opens in January.
"Strengthening in that area remains a priority and I've got to try and identify some people, that's for sure.
"But I don't think there is any chance of us getting Bendtner back on loan. I really don't think there is any chance of that happening.
"I know it is being bandied about in the media. I don't think there is any chance of that at all.
"I don't think they would let him out for a start and there has been no conversation with Mr Wenger. It would be on my wish list but it is not going to happen."