Sir Alex Ferguson has confessed today that if the permanent deal for Carlos Tevez proves to be too expensive for the club, they will have to look elsewhere.

Craigh Bellamy, who City signed when failing to land Kaka, may have a questionable past, but that certainly shouldn’t be too much of a task for Sir Alex Ferguson.

So there was the time he threatened to fake an injury in order to play in his favoured position at Newcastle, then there were the abusive text messages he sent Shearer when he was at Blackburn, then Benitez brought him to Liverpool for £6.5 million where he attacked team mate Riise with a golf club. He has since been re-united with Mark Hughes at City, costing around £10 million.

“Players like Bellamy don’t come around too often,” Ferguson reportedly said. “He’s not even thirty yet and he’s played for an incredible five Premiership clubs, which means he must be good! I’ll have a word with Sparky and see what he can do for us. He is our undercover agent after all.

For around £15-20 million, surely we could get our hands on this Welsh talent, who will feel right at home with former International team mate, Ryan Giggs. Although Hughes might be reluctant to sell, given that recently he reportedly claimed Bellamy was the best thing since Robinho.

Do you want Bellamy?