PARMA NEWS

Antonio Cassano assured he has put his party boy reputation behind him and is ready to play in Italy, but feels Francesco Totti should keep going too.
Parma just earned promotion into Serie B and announced Chinese investors have bought 60 per cent of the club, with Hernan Crespo becoming Vice-President.
Footage has emerged of Parma captain Alessandro Lucarelli’s stirring pre-game speech to the team ahead of their promotion play-off final for Serie B.
Alessandro Lucarelli followed Parma into Serie D after their bankruptcy, so today’s promotion to Serie B “repaid us for so many painful moments.”
Parma are back in Serie B after their second consecutive promotion following bankruptcy, beating Alessandria 2-0 in the Lega Pro play-off final.
Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon describes himself as one of Roma captain Francesco Totti’s “favourite victims”.
Parma are the latest Italian club to be taken over by Chinese investors, who could hire Hernan Crespo as Vice-President.
Nevio Scala’s Parma triumphed under the old Wembley towers, beating Antwerp for the European Cup Winners’ Cup.
Antonio Cassano is “about to return” to Serie A, but would go to Serie B for Virtus Entella or Parma.
Paolo Maldini confirms Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma reminds him of Gigi Buffon - “he has something that you see immediately”.
Gianluigi Buffon says “it’s a huge pleasure” to play his 1000th game and jokes “there will be another thousand!”
Nevio Scala, who gave Gianluigi Buffon his debut, says Milan’s Gigio Donnarumma is the Juventus goalkeeper “20 years ago”.
Gianluigi Buffon’s agent admits “there was an agreement between Parma and Barcelona but he chose Juventus”.
Cesare Prandelli has “no regrets” over Euro 2012 and the 2014 World Cup, revealing a hidden side to Mario Balotelli. “He’s more sensitive than most.”
Albanian businessman Rezart Taci says Parma had debts of €240m when be bought them, not the claimed €70m.
Gigi Buffon turns 39 today, but it was almost very different for the Juventus goalkeeper, as it’s revealed Milan turned him down.
Cagliari have officially sold midfielder Gianni Munari to his old club Parma.
Gianluigi Buffon reveals “defeats have taught me more than victories” and admits “I have fear of making mistakes”.
It’s reported Parma could turn to Zdenek Zeman to continue their advance up the Leagues.
Carlo Ancelotti would be prepared to take the England job – but only after sitting on the Italy bench – and tips Antonio Conte to shine at Chelsea.