Manchester City defender Micah Richards admits Italian striker Rolando Bianchi is missing the company of former teammate Bernardo Corradi.

Richards, in his column for BBC Sport, said: "Roland is so composed in training. He has a great touch and great technique - a typical Italian really.

"He was a bit louder when Bernardo Corradi was here and has quietened down since he joined Parma on loan.

"He still mingles with the rest of the players but he was a bit disappointed when Corradi left because they used to go out for dinner and spend a lot of time together."