Official Club Statement on Craig Bellamy

Following comments attributed to Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez today, West Ham United would like to make it clear that Craig Bellamy has not yet completed a move to Upton Park.

After a fee of £7.5million was agreed between the two clubs, we can confirm that the Welsh international captain has successfully passed a medical and agreed personal terms.

However, the deal has been delayed due to a private contractual issue between Craig Bellamy and Liverpool, which must be resolved before any transfer can be completed.

The player is due to meet with Liverpool on Monday morning, and we expect to complete the transfer soon after.

As always, confirmation of any new signing will appear here on as soon as it is formally completed.