Malaga could turn to Torino striker Rolando Bianchi if they are unsuccessful in an attempt to bring Niklas Bendtner to La Rosaleda.
Arsenal frontman Bendtner, who was on loan at Juventus last season, was reported to have been in Spain last week for talks with the Costa del Sol outfit over a proposed move.
Nonetheless, he would need to accept a much-reduced salary from the one he is used to in England, with a report in El Desmarque claiming Bianchi has been offered to Malaga if their pursuit of the Danish international is unsuccessful.
As in Bendtner’s case, Bianchi would command high wages, way above what Los Blanquiazules see as their new pay limit, although the 30-year-old would come on a free transfer as he is out of contract.
Bianchi, who was loaned to Lazio in his first year with Torino, has been at the club since being signed from Manchester City in August 2008 and has scored 71 goals in 168 appearances, including 11 in 32 Serie A games last term after promotion the previous season.