Tottenham Hotspur boss Harry Redknapp believes Fulham are favourites to sign transfer target Craig Bellamy.
Bellamy, 31, emerged as a Spurs target earlier in the summer when he appeared to be surplus to requirements at big-spending City.
However, Redknapp does not believe the Wales striker will opt to join the White Hart Lane side in favour of Fulham.
The Cottagers recently named his former Wales international manager Mark Hughes as their new boss.
“He’s never going to come here on loan,” admitted Redknapp.
“He’ll go somewhere and I would think Fulham are favourites now.
“If we want him, we will have to put up the money to sign him.”