Bellamy not keen on loan

Wales striker refuses to take pay cut to push through move

Bellamy: Hoping to secure permanent exit from Manchester City

Unsettled Manchester City forward Craig Bellamy has revealed he does not want to go out on loan again next season.

Bellamy has returned to City for pre-season training after spending last term on loan at hometown club Cardiff.

A number of teams, including the Bluebirds and Celtic, are keen on signing Bellamy with the Wales international not figuring in Roberto Mancini's plans at Eastlands.

The well-travelled striker admits returning to Cardiff would be his first choice, but he concedes his wages could be problematic for any interested club.

"To be honest, I do not want to go on loan again, because where would I go after that?" Bellamy told the Daily Telegraph. "After another loan period my options would be probably reduced.

"A permanent move would be the best, but it would have to be somewhere wealthy, so I can guarantee future earnings for my charity, but that would be difficult with my current wages.

"Obviously it all depends on Manchester City. At present, I expect to go back there and stay the whole year. And if Mancini is still there, I'll do probably very little, obviously I won't be involved with him and the first team."

Craig Bellamy on his future at Manchester City

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"If they [City] pay me my final year of my wages, then I'm sure I can go wherever I want. In that case, my first option would be Cardiff, to give it another go. But is has to be feasible, the financial health of the club is the most important thing.

"Obviously it all depends on Manchester City. At present, I expect to go back there and stay the whole year. And if Mancini is still there, I'll do probably very little, obviously I won't be involved with him and the first team."

Wages

Bellamy is adamant he will not take a cut in his wages in order to secure a switch from City with the player having a year to run on his current contract

"No chance, that is impossible," added Bellamy about reducing his wages. "Because I have my own academy [in Sierra Leone) where I have to take care of 13 children, day in, day out.

"My wages are more important to them, than they are for me.

"Manchester City is the richest club in the world. They work to a budget that no one else works to, so they can write their own rules.

"Right now, the club has got itself in a situation where a lot of players have to go on loan."