Newcastle chairman Freddy Shepherd has confirmed that Craig Bellamy can leave the club if a suitable offer is received.

But, to date, none of the leading clubs has expressed an interest in signing the temperamental Welsh striker.

“There’s been one enquiry with a view to a loan deal, but there has not been one major club interested in signing him,” Shepherd told the Journal.

“If something does happen in that respect then we’ll consider the offer.”

“Nobody is kicking my door down and the fax machine is quiet.

“He’s damaged his reputation – hopefully, not beyond repair – but it’s all gone very quiet and there have been no serious enquiries and no firm offers.”

Newcastle manager Graeme Souness dropped Bellamy for Sunday’s game against Arsenal, claiming the 25-year-old had feigned injury after being asked to play out of position.

Sine then the pair have exchanged words in the press meaning that any chance of a rapprochement is highly unlikely.