Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp is reluctant to spend big on signing Manchester City attacker Craig Bellamy.

The Mirror says Redknapp is keen to land long-term target Bellamy and hopes City will let him go on the cheap, possibly as little as £3 million, after replacing him with Spanish star David Silva.

Canny Redknapp thinks Bellamy would be perfect for his squad as he chases glory on the domestic and Champions League front - and he would ideally like him signed in time for the qualifiers for Europe.

Bellamy would have a better chance of a regular game at White Hart Lane as City boss Roberto Mancini seems set to pick Silva ahead of him - a squad rotation open that the Welshman may not fancy.

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