Nicklas Bendtner has been released from training duties by Bundesliga club Wolfsburg, who are now looking at the Danish forward’s contractual situation.
The 28-year-old has been training on an individual basis in recent weeks and has not been considered for selection by head coach Dieter Hecking since early February.
He still has over a year left to run on his contract, but talks are under way to terminate that agreement prematurely.
“The current situation is unsatisfactory for everybody and it cannot endure,” Wolfsburg’s director of sport Klaus Allofs said on his club’s website.
“For this reason, we sat down again on Wednesday and, together with his agent, we discussed solutions.”
The outcome of those talks saw Bendtner released from all training activities for the Champions League quarter-finalists, with a final decision over the former Arsenal forward’s future expected to be made “imminently”.
But the Danish international isn’t just sitting at home on his couch playing FIFA on his playstation. Last week he tweeted this:
100+km in a week. Blistered toes and pain in my whole body.
Push through the pain and get the… https://t.co/c9gEj8CCVX
— Nicklas Bendtner (@bendtnerb52) March 23, 2016
Bendtner has scored two goals in 13 league appearances for the Wolves this season, taking his overall tally to nine in 47 matches.
He won the Serie A title while on loan at Juventus prior to joining Wolfsburg from Arsenal on a permanent basis in 2014.