Torino target Bianchi

Italians set sights on landing City striker

Bianchi: Attracting interest from Italy

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Torino coach Walter Novellino is hoping to sign Manchester City striker Rolando Bianchi.

Bianchi joined City from Reggina for £8.8million at the start of the season but has reportedly failed to settle in England.

Novellino believes the 24-year-old would be an ideal acquisition as Torino continue their fight against relegation - they currently lie 16th in the Serie A standings, only out of the bottom three on goal difference.

He said: "We are struggling in attack and I know our club president (Urbano Cairo) is working very hard to try to bring a great striker like Bianchi to Toro."

Torino are not the only Italian club in the hunt for Bianchi, however, as Lazio have also expressed an interest.