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Last Updated: Monday January 19 2009 19:13 GMT

Man City spend big on Bellamy

Craig Bellamy

Manchester City have made another big money signing, bringing in striker Craig Bellamy from West Ham.

It's thought City have paid around 14m for the player, and they could be about to spend more money on Dutch midfield star Nigel de Jong.

He's not going to be cheap either, with some reports saying De Jong could cost City close to 20m as well.

But City's hopes of signing Kaka for a world record fee are not popular with the fans of his team AC Milan.

More than a thousand supporters of the team have taken to the streets of Milan to protest against the possible sale of the Brazilian international.

Nigel de Jong
Nigel de Jong at a training session in Germany
City are the seventh club of Bellamy's career, and he will now be working with manager Mark Hughes for a third time.

Hughes used to be in charge both Blackburn Rovers and for Wales when Bellamy was playing for those teams.

Bellamy is the second player City have spent more than 10m on since 1 January, after bringing in defender Wayne Bridge from Chelsea.