Saturday August 17 2013
Parma snap up Le Mans defender

Parma have a deal for 19-year-old Le Mans defender Mory Kone, he confirmed on Twitter.

The French defender who originates from the Ivory Coast has also been linked with the likes of Sampdoria and Bordeaux.

According to Sky Sport Italia, Parma have secured Kone for this season and already signed the contract.

The France Under-19 international is expected in Italy on Monday for a medical.

When one of the Sky Sport Italia journalists wrote to Kone on Twitter welcoming him to Italy, he wrote back: "Merci."