The Sun report that Mark Hughes told striker Craig Bellamy to sign for Manchester City ahead of Tottenham 18 months ago.

And now the new Fulham manager is poised to nab Bellamy despite Harry Redknapp's public desire to land him.

Bellamy, 31, insists he wants to stay and fight for his place at City. But the striker fears he could be squeezed out by Roberto Mancini's big-money buys and Hughes will do his best to convince Bellamy that his future lies elsewhere.