Monday June 13 2011
Lopez out and Bianchi in?

Torino striker Rolando Bianchi could be playing in Serie A next season with Sicilian outfit Catania.

Bianchi is expected to leave Turin after the club failed to win promotion to the top flight following a tough campaign.

The Serie B ace has been linked with Parma and Napoli, but it seems that Catania are very interested in his services.

Catania see the former Reggina hotshot as the ideal replacement for Maxi Lopez who is expected to be sold.

Udinese and Bologna have also been associated.

New Torino boss Giampiero Ventura seems to be preparing for a Bianchi exit this summer.

"Bianchi is an important player, one who averages 20 goals a season," the tactician told Radio CRC last week.

"Bianchi has consolidated himself as a player, he has his own dimension and he deserves to play in Serie A."

Bianchi, who spent a year in England with Manchester City, has grabbed 54 League goals for the club – including play-off strikes – over the last three seasons.

The 28-year-old ended the last campaign with 19 goals from 33 Serie B matches. Just three of those were penalties.

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