Alan Curbishley insisted there had been no bust-up between himself and striker Craig Bellamy after West Ham's 1-0 victory over Birmingham.

Curbishley was incensed by reports there had been a disagreement between him and summer signing Bellamy in the aftermath of the opening-day 2-0 reversal by Manchester City.

Curbishley said: "I can only say that reports I've had a bust-up with Craig are absolute nonsense. I can't begin to wonder why this sort of thing is happening. There seems to be some sort of agenda out there.

"I seem to be a bit of a target at the moment. If it is not me, then it is the club."

"What can I do about it? I can't say anything else but that nothing happened with Craig. It's completely untrue. I've just got to get on with things."