Hull are eyeing a move for Nicklas Bendtner

By Alex Stevens

Hull are targeting a move for former Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner, Football Insider sources understand.

Tigers manager Steve Bruce wants to land the Denmark international this month to give his team more goalscoring threat for their promotion challenge.

The Championship high flyers are second in the league as they chase an immediate return to the Premier League.

A source close to the situation has told Football Insider that Bruce wants a reunion with Bendtner, who he managed in spells on loan from Arsenal at Birmingham in 2006/07 and Sunderland in 2011/12.

Bendtner spent 10 years at Arsenal before joining Wolfsburg in 2014 on a free transfer.

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But the 28-year-old has fallen out of favour at the Bundesliga side and has been reduced to a bit-part role this season, scoring just four goals.

He was in hot water with Wolfsburg officials after turing up to their winter training camp unfit and the German club could be willing to listen to offers for the controversial striker.

Bendtner has wide experience of English football and a creditable scoring record, netting 47 times in 171 Arsenal matches as well as 12 in 46 Birmingham games and eight in 30 Sunderland appearances.