Eriksson seeks to raise £12M from Man City striker sale

Manchester City boss Sven Goran Eriksson is expected to rake in a cool £12 million from three striker sales in the summer.

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The Manchester Evening News says Rolando Bianchi, at £9m the most expensive purchase of last summer, is currently at Lazio where he has scored twice and been sent off once since his departure at the end of January.

His countryman Bernardo Corradi, who still has a year-and-a-bit left on his City contract, is on temporary secondment at Parma, where he has scored five times at a ratio of one every four matches.

Both men have expressed a wish to remain at their present loan clubs if deals can be sorted out, as has Georgios Samaras, who has been a regular scorer from the bench for Celtic.

If all three can be sold in the summer, then Eriksson could be looking at another £12m for his kitty and plenty of room for manoeuvre on the wage bill when it comes to wheeling and dealing.

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