Friday September 14 2012
Parma announce Marchionni swoop

Serie A side Parma have strengthened their midfield after signing free agent Marco Marchionni on a short-term deal.

The 32-year-old, who has won six Italian caps, was available for hire after his contract at Fiorentina expired at the end of last season.

Marchionni knows Parma well given that he first joined the club in 2001 before leaving for Juventus five years later.

The Stadio Tardini outfit have handed him a contract until June 2013.