Bellamy could walk away from football

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Craig Bellamy has not ruled out walking away from football if he is ditched by Manchester City.

The Wales captain faces an uncertain future at Eastlands and is by no means certain to be named in manager Roberto Mancini's 25-man squad.

Bellamy, who is set to line up for Wales in Wednesday night's friendly against Luxembourg in Llanelli, revealed he has rejected an offer from German club Wolfsburg, who are managed by former England boss Steve McLaren.

But he is also prepared to fight tooth and nail to be part of Mancini's squad, even though the signs do not look good. "I feel strongly that I can offer something at the club," the 31-year-old said. "But if I don't get in the 25-man squad, I don't know what I will do. I might finish, full stop, or look at every option I get."

He added: "This game is as ruthless as any. I sort of feel I am not going to be part of it (at Manchester City). I can see it from a distance.

"I find that very difficult to take because I really enjoy playing for Manchester City. I think I have shown that with my commitment this year.

"I've had a few options. I've turned down Wolfsburg. I don't fancy Germany, it's not somewhere I see myself playing football.

"I have to see what options I have. I am here to play football.

"With this 25-man ruling, it doesn't matter how well I train or how good my attitude is, I might not be registered to play.

"So do I go without playing football until January, or do I find myself a club where I can play football?

"I am committed to stay where I am. I feel I deserve to be part of it, but I don't pick the 25 or the team. I have to wait on their decision."

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