BERLIN: Eintracht Frankfurt on Thursday ruled out signing Denmark striker Nicklas Bendtner after breaking off talks with the controversial Arsenal forward.
“There will be no transfer,” Eintracht’s director of sport Heribert Bruchhagen told German broadcaster Sport1.
“It is a pity that it did not work out, the reasons aren’t just financial, we weighed up the pros and cons.
“But it is a good sign that players like Bendtner are linked to Eintracht Frankfurt.”
Frankfurt, who finished sixth in last season’s Bundesliga, were unlikely to match the four million euros per season (US$5.2m) Bendtner is reported to earn with the Gunners.
Frankfurt struggled up front last season, their first back in the Bundesliga, with midfielder Alex Maier finishing as their top scorer with 16 goals and are also chasing Sparta Prague’s Czech striker Vaclav Kadlec.
Bendtner, who spent most of last season on loan with Italian champions Juventus, has a habit of attracting headlines for the wrong reasons.
In March, he was banned for three months and fined 842,000 Danish kroner (US$145,000, 113,000 euros) after driving against the direction of traffic and was found to be over the legal alcohol limit.