West Ham have rejected a third bid from Manchester City for striker Craig Bellamy, BBC Sport understands.
On Monday West Ham turned down an improved £9m offer for the 29-year-old Welshman with the new bid again higher.
City are keen to bring both Bellamy and team-mate Scott Parker to Eastlands but have so far failed to land either.
At what point do you draw a line under this and move on?
It seems that they really do not want to sell, or we are going to have to go in with an offer that so in excess of his true value that they cannot turn it down.
Either way, a decision needs to be made before this borders on the farcical.
- Previous Bellamy transfer posts.