Monday February 3 2014
Parma plan Biabiany extension

Parma CEO Pietro Leonardi has hinted at plans to hand Jonathan Biabiany a new contract, as he muses on the postponed game at Roma yesterday.

The Gialloblu were negotiating with Milan on deadline day of the January transfer market for Biabiany’s possible move to San Siro, only for talks to break down.

On from reportedly then turning down an approach from Lazio, the Frenchman could be in line for an extension to his stay at the Ennio Tardini.

“We are very proud that Biabiany has wanted to stay,” Leonardi has commented today to Parma’s official website.

“It means that there is a valid project at the club. We will strengthen his will to remain by giving continuity to the contract that binds us.

“By the way, it is absolutely not true that we went out to offer our players, because we have very good kids that we value very much.

“Donadoni? I would like to congratulate him, because he has shown great maturity. Regardless of the many rumours that have come and gone during this transfer window, he has been able to lead the team to the top, maintaining tranquillity and serenity, when it has not been easy to do so.”

Parma’s Week 22 fixture with Roma will today be rearranged, after the original game yesterday was abandoned early into the first half due to a waterlogged pitch.

“It was right to try to play, but it was equally appropriate to postpone the game. Both for the spectacle and the players’ safety.

“Of course, we are sorry for all the fans who came to the stadium, especially for ours who have embarked on a long journey and will have to come back here in a few weeks, but we could not do otherwise.