City still an option for Bellamy

After a summer of big spending, Mancini had to cut his squad down to meet the new 25 man squad rule.

The Italian said: “I’m happy for Craig. I hope he will have a fantastic season. It’s his choice.

“In Cardiff, there is his home and his family.

“I don’t know what his options were. You would have to ask Craig.

“I don’t know if he will play for me again – in football anything can happen.”