Hull City and Stoke City are chasing Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner.

The Sunday Mirror says the Danish striker will be out of contract at the end of the season and has yet to be offered a new deal at the Emirates.

That has alerted both Steve Bruce at Hull and Mark Hughes at Stoke. Bruce has twice had Bendtner on loan - at Birmingham and then at ­Sunderland. Bendtner was a target for Crystal Palace in August but that broke down so he was drafted back into the Arsenal squad.

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