Dortmund chase Bendtner as Wenger prepares Arsenal clear-outBy Sami Mokbel
PUBLISHED: 21:18 GMT, 22 May 2012 | UPDATED: 21:18 GMT, 22 May 2012
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Arsenal have opened discussions with a host of clubs over their unwanted stars as they attempt to slash £23million off their wage bill this summer.
Negotiations have already taken place with Zenit St Petersburg over the permanent transfer of Andrey Arshavin, who spent the end of last season on loan at his boyhood club.
Borussia Dortmund are understood to have inquired about striker Nicklas Bendtner, who has returned to Arsenal after his loan spell at Sunderland.
Clear-out: Bendtner (left) and Arshavin (right) had loan spells at Sunderland and Zenit St Petersburg respectively last season
Arsenal are aware of interest from Espanyol in Mexico forward Carlos Vela, who spent last season at La Liga club Real Sociedad, while Bolton have registered an interest in taking Ryo Miyaichi back on loan after his spell last season.
The Gunners are also seeking buyers for Marouane Chamakh, Denilson and Johan Djourou.
It is also understood the club will try to negotiate a contract settlement with Sebastien Squillaci, who has a year left to run on his deal.
Manuel Almunia’s contract expires next month while fellow goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski also wants to leave, with both interesting newly promoted West Ham
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*Signing Ozil is a signing Bergkamp type moment for Arsenal. It changes things utterly.*