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Much-travelled Wales striker will apparently plead with his club to allow him to leave without a fee after spending most of last season on loan at Championship side Cardiff City

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Manchester City striker Craig Bellamy will apparently plead with his club to let him leave on a free transfer, with a number of Premier League clubs interested in the disillusioned Wales international, according to The Daily Mirror.

Bellamy spent most of last season on loan at Cardiff City, with the Welsh club paying half of his £90,000-a-week wages, but he is now entering the final year of his contract with his parent club.

This means that Manchester City are likely to want £4 million for a permanent transfer to the Cardiff City Stadium, ending the Welsh side’s chances of a deal for Bellamy.

However, a number of Premier League clubs are apparently interested in signing the much-travelled forward, with both Liverpool (one of his former clubs) and Tottenham Hotspur reportedly having enquiries rejected as Manchester City refused to make deals with their rivals.

Cardiff-born Bellamy began his career at Norwich City before moving to Coventry City in 2000 and Newcastle United in 2001. Then came spells at Celtic (on loan), Blackburn Rovers, Liverpool and West Ham United before former Wales boss Mark Hughes took him to Eastlands in 2009.

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