Thursday February 19 2015
Parma-Udinese in doubt?

Parma’s financial crisis risks engulfing the rest of Serie A, with reports that Sunday’s game against Udinese is at risk.

The Ducali are in crisis, with players going unpaid all season, and the club facing a bankruptcy petition from the Italian government over unpaid taxes.

To make things worse, the Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Gazzetta di Parma report that the Emilian side cannot afford to pay police and stewards at Stadio Tardini, meaning Sunday’s game against Udinese will be unable to go ahead.

The Gazzetta dello Sport believes that the club has just €40,000 in the bank, and the Lega Serie A may have to step in to ensure they can complete their fixtures.

A meeting in Parma will take place today between the police, stewards and the fire brigade, with the likelihood that they will refuse to work at Sunday’s game unless some money comes through.

The wages for the Ducali players has still not arrived, despite Manenti insisting on Monday the transfer had been made.

Meanwhile, prosecutors from Bologna and Parma are investigating former President Tommaso Ghirardi over the situation at the club, with Tuttosport believing that potential charges could relate to fraud, or even mafia involvement.

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