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Fulham manager Mark Hughes says he is interested in signing Manchester City’s out-of-favour striker Craig Bellamy.

The 31-year-old has been left out of City’s squad for next week’s Europa League qualifier against Timisoara and is expected to leave Eastlands.

Hughes has signed Bellamy twice before, at Blackburn and City, and was also his manager when in charge of Wales.

Celtic are keen to take Bellamy on loan for a second time, while he has also been linked with Sunderland and Spurs.

Bellamy, who had a four-month spell with Celtic in 2005 while on the books of Newcastle, appears surplus to requirements at Eastlands after a summer of heavy spending and is unlikely to be named in manager Roberto Mancini’s 25-man squad for the Premier League.

On Tuesday, Bellamy stated he could even quit football if he fails to make City’s squad, but since then several clubs have revealed an interest in the Wales striker.

Bellamy has scored 15 goals for Manchester City in 51 appearances since joining from West Ham in a £14m transfer in January 2009.