Man City demand Defoe in Tottenham bid for Bellamy
Tottenham boss Redknapp has again been linked with Bellamy in the wake of the player's bust-up with boss Roberto Mancini last week, and City hope to turn that interest around and use it to their advantage.
The Eastlands outfit had a look at Spurs star Defoe, 27, last summer, although they did not make a firm bid.
But Defoe's blistering form this season means they are now considering a huge offer to both player and club.
Redknapp will not want to lose his star man, but the offer of Bellamy and a significant transfer fee - the total would have to top £20million - would leave White Hart Lane chairman Daniel Levy with a serious decision on his hands.