Thursday January 15 2015
Parma push for Varela

Parma plan a swoop for Porto-owned Silvestre Varela, who is currently at West Bromwich Albion.

The attacking midfielder is midway through a season-long loan in England, but has struggled for playing time with the Baggies.

According to both Sky Sport Italia and Sportitalia, Parma are in negotiations to take Varela on a six-month loan with option to buy.

He turns 30 next month and has scored five goals in 27 senior caps for Portugal.

Parma are bottom of the Serie A table, but under new ownership and already signed Antonio Nocerino on loan this evening.