Wales striker Craig Bellamy has confirmed that he will almost certainly return to Manchester City at the end of his current loan spell with Championship side Cardiff, according to WalesOnline.
The 31-year-old has featured heavily in Cardiff’s push for promotion, chipping in with 8 league goals. However Bellamy fears the Bluebirds will be unable to afford his wages even if they obtain Premier League status next year.
“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.”
Ibrahimovic move back on.
Manchester City are reportedly interested in reigniting their interest in current Milan star Zlatan Ibrahimovic, according to the Daily Star.
Roberto Mancini appears to have lost confidence in the promising Mario Balotelli after a string of misdemeanours both on and off the pitch.
The Sweden international is currently on loan at the San Siro club and Milan chiefs have an option to buy Ibrahimovic in a £26m deal, but Mancini is convinced he can lure the flamboyant forward to City on a deal worth around £200,000 a week.
Hennessey deal near.
Manchester City are set to pursue their interest in bringing Wolves goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey back to the club where he began his career.
Hennessey was released whilst still a trainee as City focused their attention on Kasper Schmeichel but the 6ft 5in stopper has since established himself as a vital part of both his club and country.
The Daily Mail reports that Hennessey would be drafted in to provide competition for current number one Joe Hart but any deal would hinge on whether Wolves are able to avoid relegation this year.