Monday November 15 2010
Bianchi lined up as Pippo replacement

Milan are seriously thinking about making a bid for Torino striker Rolando Bianchi in January after Pippo Inzaghi suffered a serious knee injury.

The 37-year-old's enforced absence compounds Milan's lack of depth up front, which always risked being laid bare following the sales of Marco Borriello and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar in the summer.

Milan have apparently made inquiries about the possibility of signing Amauri from Juventus, but that deal would depend on the Turin giants finding a replacement in January.

It also appears that there is too much competition for Diego Forlan and Karim Benzema who are more expensive options, which seem out of Milan's price range.

Naturally, Milan's attention has since turned back to Bianchi, a player they were first linked with three years ago after a break out season with Reggina.

Bianchi scored 26 goals in Serie B last season and surprised many pundits by announcing his intention to stay at Torino even though they missed out on promotion via the Play-offs.

The 26-year-old has already found the net seven times in the current campaign and although he has earned talismanic status among Torino fans, a move to Milan would be hard to resist.