Cardiff are keen to tempt Liverpool forward Craig Bellamy back to Wales, according to chief executive Alan Whiteley.

The 32-year-old captained the Bluebirds through the 2010-11 campaign on a loan spell from Manchester City before moving to Anfield.

Wales international Bellamy has a year remaining on his deal with the Reds but Whiteley says Cardiff are hoping to talk to the forward if new boss Brendan Rodgers decides to let him go.

“We’d love to have Craig back,” he said.

“But he is a Liverpool player and until Liverpool and Craig decide what they are going to do, there are conversations that we can’t even have at the moment.

“We don’t know how it is going to pan out and it is for Craig and Liverpool to decide what they are going to do first.

“But if Craig decides he is going to leave Liverpool and Liverpool are prepared to let him go, then clearly we’d love to talk to him.”


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