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Teams: O.M.; Torino F.C.; Lupacchiotto
In English From Football Italia, as printed in Italiano in TorinoGranta yesterday:
Bianchi Too Pricey
Torino striker Rolando Bianchi won’t accept a pay cut in order to seal a move to Serie A side Catania.
Toro, who failed to win promotion from Serie B this term, want to cash in on the player who reportedly earns €1.5m a season.
Catania seem interested, but chief executive Pietro Lo Monaco has concerns about the cost of such a deal.
“The attacker would have to reduce his salary,” Lo Monaco stated. “Otherwise it wouldn’t even be an option. If he doesn’t then he risks being left without a club.”
Bianchi’s agent, his brother Riccardo, insists that is not an avenue that they intend to go down at this moment in time.
“He’s already made sacrifices in the past and he doesn’t intend to make any more,” Riccardo Bianchi stated.
“There still hasn’t been any contact with Catania though. They are an important club for any player, but I firstly have to speak with Torino.
“Interest from Parma for Rolando? No, that’s a journalistic invention. I have received no offer from the Emiliana outfit.”
Bianchi, formerly of Reggina and Manchester City, is contracted to Toro until June 2013.
Last edited by Lupo; June 16th, 2011 at 07:34.