Manchester City manager Sven-Goran Eriksson insists he has no intention of selling Rolando Bianchi.
The 24-year-old striker has started only three Premier League games for City since moving to Eastlands from Reggina in the summer, prompting speculation that he could be set to return to Italy in the January transfer window.
However, Eriksson told the Daily Star Sunday: "He is not for sale.
"He has only just arrived and signed a contract.
"We believe in him and he's working very hard to get into the team.
"Sooner or later he will have his chance again and hopefully he will take it and remain in the side."