Nicklas Bendtner could finally be permanently on his way out of Arsenal after Eintracht Frankfurt's chairman revealed that he was in negotiations with the Danish striker.
The 25 year old has spent the last two seasons out on loan with varying degrees of success. He made 28 Premier League appearances for Sunderland and managed to score eight goals before then joining Juventus where he made just eight league appearances for the Italian champions.
Having failed to impress Juventus boss Antonio Conte, Bendtner is due to return to Arsenal this summer as he has one year remaining on his contract. However, the striker has long maintained that he wants to leave the club on a permanent basis after falling out of favour with Arsene Wenger.
Spanish side Malaga are believed to be interested in securing his services, but it seems Frankfurt are the frontrunners after the comments from the club's executive chairman.
"We're talking seriously with Bendtner," Frankfurt chairman Herbert Bruchhagen told Danish newspaper BT.
The German side finished sixth last season and will be competing in the Europa League in the next campaign, a factor which may well help persuade Bendtner to make the move to the Commerzbank-Arena.
Bruchhagen's comments do not confirm whether they want to sign the Denmark international on a permanent deal but with just 12 months remaining on his contract at Arsenal it is unlikely that the club would hold out for a significant fee.
Bendtner has played more than 150 games for Arsenal since his debut back in October 2005 but fell out of favour in 2010 and has since struggled to convince Wenger that he deserves a place in the first team squad.
While the striker may have struggled for various clubs in the last few years he has continually excelled on international duty where he has an impressive record of 22 goals in 55 games for Denmark.