Tuesday June 19 2012
Parma retract Giovinco confirmation

Parma have retracted an earlier statement on their official website confirming the transfer of Sebastian Giovinco to Juventus.

Reports through the day have pointed to the expected completion today or tomorrow of Juve’s11m purchase of Parma’s 50 per cent stake in the player, whilst the 25-year-old’s agent also confirmed that the deal is practically complete.

A statement on the Ducali’s official site looked to have rubberstamped the deal, but as a later statement confirmed, it was posted in error.

“Parma announce that contrary to what appeared for a few seconds on their official website, they have not reached an agreement with Juventus for their share of Sebastian Giovinco.

“ apologises for the incorrect statement.”