WALES boss Chris Coleman is no clearer on the future of star striker Craig Bellamy and doesn’t believe the Liverpool front man will decide if he has an international future until the summer, the Argus can reveal.

Bellamy is arguably in the form of his life and would still walk into the Wales side, but has publicly stated that the recent friendly with Costa Rica could have been his swansong from the international arena.

The Carling Cup winner was left devastated by the death of mentor Gary Speed and has confessed he might not have the desire to continue pulling on the Welsh shirt.

Boss Coleman is desperate for Bellamy to play on but believes any decision will still be some time away.

“I haven't had a decision yet. I will wait for Craig whenever he is ready,” he said.

“Craig has important games coming up for Liverpool.

“I won't put pressure on him. It's down to Craig to come out and say either way when he is ready.

“It might well be that we won't get a decision until the end of the season now. It's important that we are respectful to Liverpool and Craig. If that is the case then fine.

“I'd like to know one way or the other before we go to the USA (for a friendly on May 27) because we only have two games before the Belgium game. It would be nice to know by then.”

Coleman is thrilled to be presiding over a more modern looking Wales, admitting they’ve moved on a great deal from his time as a player with building work on the new £4million training facility in Newport under way this week.

“The Newport development is a fantastic step forward for us,” he said.

“When I was growing up we had not a patch of what we have today. It's unrecognisable. I never thought I would see the day that we'd have something like this. It's a great achievement for everyone involved.

“But if we are serious about improving and progressing our young players then it's great to have a facility like this to take us to the next level.

“It will be nice for us to have an identity rather than training here, there and everywhere. The idea is to have all the young players up to the senior players having the same structure and we can build on this.”

Coleman believes there are obvious blueprints to follow.

“It will not happen overnight. It takes time to put a facility like this in place. But if we keep adding to it then in time to come this place will be worth it,” he explained.

“I went to Clairefontaine in France about 10/12 years ago with Jean Tigana who was at Fulham with me. That's how far ahead they were.

“They had a top class facility and it was no surprise that they went on to develop players who won the World Cup and European Championship. It's imperative for us to have a place like that.

“People talk about Barcelona. But they have worked hard to develop their players. It took them years to do so. So it shows the rewards can be really big.”