Bianchi agent: No plans for Napoli move

November 22, 2007

The agent of Manchester City striker Rolando Bianchi has dashed speculation the player will return to Italy in the near future.

The 24-year-old forward has made just 10 appearances under City boss Sven Goran Eriksson since joining for almost £9million in the summer, and a lack of first-team starts had prompted rumours of a switch to Napoli.

But despite only finding the net once, Bianchi - who scored 18 goals in 37 appearances last season at Reggina - has enjoyed a warm reception at Eastlands.

And agent Tullio Tinti has denied rumours of a transfer.

'Bianchi is happy where he is,' Tinti said.

'There's no truth in what certain newspapers are reporting, regarding a possible move to Napoli or any other team.

'Rolando Bianchi wants to remain in Manchester for a long time, he wants to grow as a player in this team.'