The rumours today says that Bellamy is up for sale for £6m and that Giampaolo Pazzini wants to come to the club.
Giampaolo Pazzini is described as a powerful striker (and for once not very short) and is currently warming the bench at Fiorentina, firmly kept there by fellow strikers Mutu and Gilardino.
Issuing a "come and get me plea", as it is described, is never a good indication of a transfer, but Zola knows him from the Italian U-21 and will be a good judge of his value for us.
Speaking of values, the price tag mentioned (£5-10M) is obviously too stiff for us at the moment but a loan deal may work for all parties?
I usually have an opinion on the credibility of transfer rumours but not the Bellamy one.
Craig Bellamy is one of the few that can generate some money and (maybe) not completely vital for the team.
I'd hate to see Bellamy go, he is worth a shot with a decent striking partner!
EDIT: 11 Dec, Nani denies any interest in the player saying "The truth is that Pazzini does not interest us, he is absolutely a player that does not enter our plans."
A statement strong enough for even me to believe.