Ajax fail with Bendtner bid

Dutch giants Ajax reportedly failed to sign Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner in the deal that saw Belgian defender Thomas Vermaelen move to the Emirates Stadium. Vermaelen became the Gunners' first summer signing last week for a fee believed to be in the region of £10 million, with manager Arsene Wenger seeking further recruits to ensure his side win a trophy in 2009/10 for the first time in five seasons. And - according to The Sun - it is thought that the Frenchman rejected an offer from Ajax, now managed by former Tottenham Hotspur boss Martin Jol, for the 21-year-old Danish front-man's services. Bendtner has made 58 league appearances for the North London outfit - netting 14 times - as well as winning 26 caps for Denmark. It is the second time the striker has been linked with a move away from Arsenal this week. Bendtner's father was forced to dismiss reports suggesting the former Birmingham loanee was set to join Roma, insisting the forward's visit to the Italian capital had been planned for some time. NEWS: Bendtner refutes Roma reports NEWS: Arsenal complete Vermaelen capture ARSENAL FANS! Check FourFourTwo.com’s ever-expanding interviews archive for more stuff to read: Web Exclusives Patrick Vieira, Cesc Fabregas Q&A Theo Walcott, Cesc Fabregas One on One Arsene Wenger, Thierry Henry, Ian Wright Boy's A Bit Special Theo Walcott, Armand Traore Perfect XI Ian Wright What Happened Next? Gus Caesar, Peter Marinello And Another Thing Being a Big Four fan Plus! Rate Arsenal players (and others) on Talentspotter