Nicklas Bendtner on the verge of Juventus loan signing

Updated: 30 August 2012 22:16 IST

Arsenal forward Nicklas Bendtner is on the verge of completing a loan move to Italian champions Juventus, it was reported on Thursday.

Rome:

Arsenal forward Nicklas Bendtner is on the verge of completing a loan move to Italian champions Juventus, it was reported on Thursday.

ANSA news agency said the deal had yet to become official but that Juventus had "practically secured the services of Nicklas Bendtner".

It said: "The player will be loaned with the possibility of signing permanently for a fixed sum of 5million euros."

The report added that Bendtner was "expected in Turin later Thursday and could undergo a medical on Friday".

Juventus's move to bring the Danish international to Turin comes less than 24 hours after their last-ditch attempt to sign Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov.

Berbatov had been expected in Italy, to sign for Fiorentina, on Wednesday after agreeing terms but did not show despite the Florence club paying for flights for the Bulgarian.

Fiorentina later hit out at Juventus for late interference in the deal, which has ultimately left Berbatov on the verge of signing for Fulham.

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