Championship Cardiff City have confirmed they are checking their finances to see if there is a chance of luring Liverpool striker Craig Bellamy back to South Wales. "We'd love to have Craig back," said Cardiff chief executive Alan Whiteley.

"But he is a Liverpool player and until Liverpool and Craig decide what they are going to do, there are conversations that we can't even have at the moment.

"We don't know how it is going to pan out and it is for Craig and Liverpool to decide what they are going to do first.

"But if Craig decides he is going to leave Liverpool and Liverpool are prepared to let him go, then clearly we'd love to talk to him."

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