Reggina striker Rolando Bianchi has explained how Sven Goran Eriksson has persuaded him to move to Manchester City.

The Italian striker is undergoing a medical ahead of his £9million move to Eastlands, after City.

“Mr Eriksson called me personally and told me he wanted me at any cost,” he told Sky Italia.

“He told me ‘come and we will be watched by 50,000 fans every Saturday and we want to be in Europe’.

“When he just mentioned the word Europe, I had a big feeling.

“Nothing was moving in Italy so I had to take this chance.

“I hope one day I can return to Italy with a big club, but I am beginning this new adventure and I now want that at any cost.

“I want to do well and show what I can do.”