Craig Bellamy set for Manchester City return

Last updated : 22 March 2011 By Daily Mail

Bellamy was sent on a season-long loan to Cardiff last August due to disagreements with Mancini but the Wales striker told Sportsmail that even if Cardiff are promoted to the Barclays Premier League, it is unlikely his hometown club could afford either his transfer fee or wages.?

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Bellamy, 31, is contracted to City until June 2012 - with a year option - and earns around ?90,000 per week. Cardiff have paid a quarter this season.

'Even if Cardiff were promoted, it's very unlikely I'd stay here,' said Bellamy. 'I don't want to be on loan anywhere next season. If we got promoted, Cardiff would have to buy me. It sounded romantic in August but if we look at it money-wise, it's probably not going to happen.

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'It is difficult because I do have another year at City. I could be at Man City the whole year and not be involved. It will be an uncomfortable situation for everyone because Mancini will be in charge. There's nothing I can do. He is the manager, he chooses the squad and rightly so.'

Harry Redknapp is a known admirer of Bellamy but the Welshman said: 'They won't sell me to Tottenham.'

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Source: Daily Mail

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