Spurs fear for £7 million striker deal

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has today claimed it will be difficult to sign West Ham striker Craig Bellamy should Manchester City follow up their interest in the player. It has been speculated in recent days that Bellamy could move to White Hart Lane in a £7 million deal once the transfer window opens next week, however Redknapp admits they could find it difficult to get their man.

The Welsh international has been in fine form of late, scoring the goal that earned Gianfranco Zola's men a point at Stamford Bridge two weeks ago. Bellamy also bagged two goals away at Portsmouth just yesterday, which has added to the speculation that mega-rich Manchester City may get involved.

When asked about a possible move for the 29-year old, Redknapp had this to say : "I think there will be more offers - Manchester City are supposed to be very interested - but he belongs to West Ham and if they decide they do not want to sell him, then it's up to them .... I'll speak to the chairman, but if Man City are in for him then it is very difficult to compete with them."

I have never been Bellamy's biggest fan and I think Spurs should be looking elsewhere in their bid to bring a new striker to the club. Names like David Villa, Fernando Torres and Luis Fabiano have all been linked with a move to Eastlands in recent months, so personally it doesn't make sense that Mark Hughes would be interested in someone like Craig Bellamy.