The Daily Mail reports that Man City boss Mark Hughes has faced up to the fact that Jo is swanning off to the Olympics and just witnessed Benjani get himself crocked, so he’s planning a bid for Craig Bellamy.
As Bobby Zamora predicted when he left West Ham, his departure was only the tip of the iceberg, and it looks like Bellamy could be leaving Upton Park too.
With record £19m signing Jo representing Brazil at the Beijing Olympics until September, Hughes saw his strikeforce weakened even further when Zimbabwe striker Benjani suffered a serious thigh injury in training.
The City boss immediately turned to Bellamy, who played some of his best football under Hughes when he was in charge of Wales and Blackburn.
The 29-year-old former Newcastle and Celtic forward endured an injury-hit first season at Upton Park and is one of the high-earners West Ham would like to get off their wage bill following his £7.5m move from Liverpool last summer. (Daily Mail)
So how would West Ham fans feel about Bellamy waving goodbye after such an unspectacular and injury-blighted first season?