Wednesday November 12 2014
Parma takeover talks stall

Rezart Taci’s Parma takeover is reportedly not progressing, after the oil tycoon’s first offer failed to meet Tommaso Ghirardi’s valuation of the club.

The Albanian has been increasingly reported this week as in talks with Ghirardi over buying a controlling stake in the Ducali.

However, the Gazzetta dello Sport report that Taci’s offer of €1m to take over the club and its debts was deemed too low.

Nevertheless, both parties are expected to return to the negotiating table over the weekend, although it remains to be seen whether Taci will come back with a significantly improved bid.

Parma are reportedly in dire need of a €15m-€20m investment and risk incurring a points deduction in Serie A if they fail to secure an injection of funds.

The Gazzetta di Parma today assert that of those names linked with interest in buying out Ghirardi, only that from Taci and Francesco Becchetti is viable, and that Ghirardi opting to turn down all offers can still not be ruled out.

Following the Ducali’s failure to obtain a UEFA licence and subsequently entry into the Europa League at the end of last season, the President made clear his intention to sell up, only for him to reverse that decision in September.