The Italian was Sven-Goran Eriksson´s first signing as City boss, costing almost £9million from Reggina, but has started only three of the team´s nine Premier League games so far. He has been used as a substitute in a further four matches, with Belgian Emile Mpenza being used as a lone striker by Eriksson.
If Bianchi does not see more action, he has hinted he may look to move on when the January transfer window opens, saying: "I have set a reasonable deadline of December for things to change and then we will have to consider options as I don´t like playing five or 10 minutes of games. I´m not used to being left out of the side and we´ll see what happens."
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