Lazio are ready to sign permanently Manchester City striker Rolando Bianchi.

The Sunday Mirror says City's finances will be boosted by the news that they are set to get their money back on Italian misfit Bianchi after Lazio told the Blues they are ready to pay a further £8m to sign him permanently.

Bianchi has been on loan with the Rome club since January after failing to settle at City following his £9m arrival from Reggina last summer.