Fiorentina Chasing Torino Striker Rolando Bianchi - Report

The former Reggina forward is the latest transfer target on Cesare Prandelli's wishlist...
Torino striker Rolando Bianchi has piqued the interest of Fiorentina as coach Cesare Prandelli wants to strengthen the forward line by finding a reliable attacker who can be Alberto Gilardino's substitute when need be.

According to, the 26-year-old player wants to leave the Granata following the team's relegation to Serie B at the end of last season.

Bianchi does not want to play in the Italian second division and the opportunity to play with the Viola, albeit as a reserve, is enticing enough for him.

The two clubs' sporting directors are expected to meet next week and they could also insert midfielder Ignazio Abate in the negotiations as the Tuscan side have expressed their interested in the 23-year-old player too.

Bianchi played in 27 league games, scoring nine goals in total, mostly in the second part of the Serie A campaign.

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