Italian champions Juventus have turned their attention to Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner after missing out on signing Dimitar Berbatov.
The Manchester United forward make the decision to pull out of a move to Italy with reports suggesting that he now wants to stay in England and could potentially move to Fulham.
That has left the Serie A side with less than two days to try and identify a new forward after a frustrating summer in which they have been unable to complete numerous deals.
Sky Sports has revealed how Juventus have tried to sign Robin van Persie, Berbatov and Fernando Llorente over the summer, but will now turn their attention to Bendtner.
The Denmark international spent last season on-loan at Sunderland and is not part of Arsene Wenger's first team plans this season.
The arrival of Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud at Arsenal means that Bendtner can look for another club, and he has been repeatedly linked with a move to Italy.
AC Milan were previously said to be interested in signing the 24-year-old after losing Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Paris Saint-Germain, while Filippo Inzaghi retired from football.
However, it now seems as though Milan's rivals Juventus could be the favourites to sign the Arsenal striker before the transfer window closes at 11pm [BST] on Friday.
The lure of Champions League football will almost certainly help Juventus in their pursuit of Bendtner who has previously played in the competition on numerous occasions for Arsenal.
Despite his limited chances in the Arsenal first time since the start of the 2010/11 season, Bendtner has scored 45 goals for the Gunners in all competitions
His international record is also impressive; scoring 20 goals in just 52 appearances and particularly impressing at Euro 2012 where he grabbed a brace against Portugal.