PORTLAND OR - JULY 17: Craig Bellamy #39 of Manchester City of battles Derek Gaudet #2 the Portland Timbers during a friendly match on July 17 2010 at Merlo Field in Portland Oregon. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)
With Mark Hughes becoming the manager of Fulham, it should be no surprise there would be speculation involving Manchester City players. According to the Daily Mirror, Fulham could be interested in Manchester City's Craig Bellamy, Stephen Ireland, and Roque Santa Cruz. Mark Hughes was the manager for all three of these players last season at Eastlands.
Stephen Ireland is a very good player. He will turn 24 in late August. He is a midfielder from Ireland. He has played for Manchester City since 2005.
Craig Bellamy is a very dangerous striker. He is 31 years old and from Wales. He has several connections with Mark Hughes. He has played for Hughes with Manchester City, Blackburn and Wales. He moved to Manchester City in January of 2009. In 40 games with his current club he has 12 goals.
Roque Santa Cruz is also an accomplished striker. He will turn 29 in mid August and he is from Paraguay. He has played for Mark Hughes at Blackburn and at Manchester City.
I will be following this speculation surrounding these three Manchester City players and Fulham. The Mark Hughes era has begun along with several rumors. I will be updating this story when more information is available.