Celtic to bid for Premiership striker

Celtic ready to make a £5million bid for West Ham striker Craig Bellamy. West Ham are struggling financially at the moment and manager Gianfranco Zola will be forced to sell players if he wants to bring any one in and Bellamy seems to of attracted the attention of Celtic who will make a cut-price bid of £5million. The offer is not quite what The Hammers would be looking for but might have to settle for it.

Bellamy had a spell at Celtic Park in 2005 on a four month loan under Martin O'Neill. The Welsh international has struggled for West Ham since signing from Liverpool for £8million in 2007 only scoring five times so far.

Zola has been heavily linked with Florentina striker Giampaolo Pazzini having coached the 24-year-old for Italy before he became West Ham manager. Florentina have said they will not sell him but he has lost his starting place to Alberto Gilardino who signed from AC Milan. If Zola wants to sign him he will have to sell players to raise £7million and it looks like Bellamy will be the one to leave.

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