Queens Park Rangers boss Mark Hughes has dismissed talk that he could move for Liverpool striker Craig Bellamy as 'pure speculation'.
As reported by The Sun, Hughes has distanced himself from the forward, following rumours that Rangers were planning to continue their summer of strengthening by recruiting the 33 year-old.
Bellamy has previously worked with Hughes when the latter was Manchester City and Wales boss, and while he remains a huge fan of the hitman, Hughes refused to be drawn on such talk.
“There has been a lot of speculation over Craig. Yes I know him very well. But at the moment it is all speculation,” he said.
QPR managed to retain Premier League status on the final day of last season, with Hughes promising a summer of strengthening.
Following the additions of Andrew Johnson from Fulham, Hughes has brought in Manchester United duo Ji-Sung Park and Fabio da Silva, the latter on a season-long loan deal, as well as agreeing permanent deals for Samba Diakite and Robert Green.
Despite boasting an attacking line of Johnson, Bobby Zamora, Jay Bothroyd and Djibril Cisse, Hughes is believed to be looking to add further strength in the striking department.
Bellamy would add further experience to a QPR squad which struggled last season, with his ability to play as a second striker or along a front three offering Hughes options in attack.