Friday March 6 2015
Decisive day for Parma

FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio will meet with the Parma squad and the AIC while a meeting of the Lega Serie A will take place.

The Emilian side have not played either of their last two fixtures - against Udinese and Genoa - and the players have offered no guarantees that they’ll play this weekend either.

Kit sponsor Errea has offered to pay the costs of the players for their next two games to take them through to March 19, when the club faces a bankruptcy hearing.

In addition, Sky have paid the Ducali their share of Serie A television money early, in an effort to ensure they make it to the end of the season.

However, the players have warned that they will only take to the field if certain conditions are met, and today Carlo Tavecchio will meet the players to convince them that his plan to help the club is plausible.

Representatives from the players’ union, the AIC, will also be present, with Gazzetta di Parma reporting that the squad wants guarantees not just for themselves, but for the staff of the club.

The newspaper estimates that the costs of getting Parma through until the end of the season would be somewhere between €8m and €10m, perhaps higher than the FIGC had budgeted for.

Meanwhile, a meeting of the Lega Serie A will take place today, with the subject of Parma sure to be high on the agenda.

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