Hannover are lining up a bid for Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner.

The Sunday Mirror says Hannover are ready to offer Bendtner a chance to kick-start his career with a £4million move to Germany this summer.

The 24-year-old is ­on a season-long loan at ­Sunderland, but has ­struggled to find his best form for the Black Cats, though he scored his fifth goal for them yesterday.

Bendtner's long-term future is in doubt at the Emirates and it is thought Arsene Wenger has run out of patience with the striker.