Bologna confirm Bianchi departure

Veteran striker Rolando Bianchi has started searching for a new club after parting ways with newly-promoted Serie A outfit Bologna.

The 32-year-old agreed to terminate his contract and is now said to be in talks with the Italian trio of Bari, Sampdoria and Chievo.

A number of Qatari clubs are also said to be interested in acquiring the services of the former Manchester City striker.

Bianchi spent last season on loan with Atalanta after losing his place in the team to new signing Daniele Cacia.

He made 21 appearances for Atalanta in Serie B last term, but failed to open his account for the Bergamo-based outfit.