Cardiff City have opened talks with Liverpool over the potential transfer of striker Craig Bellamy, reports suggest.
The Welshman is earning his plaudits as Team GB continue their quest for Olympic gold, but his domestic matters remain unresolved, after failing to get reassurances from Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers over first team football next season, Metro reports.
Bellamy is to meet with Rodgers once Team GB’s campaign concludes, but reports suggest that Cardiff have already struck a deal with the Reds to bring Bellamy back to the Welsh capital once again.
The Bluebirds have reportedly struck an early deal with Liverpool, amid growing interest from newly promoted West Ham United and Queens Park Rangers, who are also considering bids for journeyman Bellamy. Cardiff have made an offer to pay Bellamy’s reputed wages of £70,000 per week, providing they do not have to stump up a transfer fee, an offer which the Liverpool hierarchy would settle upon.
Bellamy found himself limited to just 24 appearances for Liverpool last season, many of those as a substitute. As Brendan Rodgers seeks to bring in his own players and establish his own mantra at the club, Bellamy could find his opportunities limited again, despite his impressive form in the London 2012 games.