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Bianchi deal 'done'

"Mr Eriksson called me personally and told me he wanted me
at any cost. 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
Earlier reports of him signing appear to have been a little premature, and was probably a case of his club (Reggina) jumping the gun a little but the club have confirmed the deal on the website earlier today. The move will occur too late for him to feature in the opening pre-season game at Doncaster, but he should make his debut before too long.

It should be interesting from the current squad who Eriksson will look to pair with him, but it is disappointing that Daniel Sturridge has had an injury setback and likely will miss the trip to Sweden.