PARMA NEWS

Empoli destroyed Parma 4-0 to consolidate their leadership and Palermo were toppled in stoppages, but Cittadella, Bari and Venezia climb.
Parma converted a late penalty to at least pick up a point against Perugia, while a George Puscas hat-trick crushed Cittadella.
Gigi Buffon celebrates his 40th birthday today and the Juventus captain admits he hasn’t decided if this is his final season. “The future is the least of my problems.”
Happy 40th birthday to Gianluigi Buffon! In this special collection of features, Football Italia looks back on the goalkeeper’s amazing career.
Sassuolo have for the first time opened the door to sending Matteo Politano to Napoli, according to Sky Sport Italia.
Benevento have officially confirmed that Amato Ciciretti has been loaned to Parma for the remainder of his contract.
After links with Getafe, it seems as if Benevento will loan Amato Ciciretti to Parma for six months until his free transfer to Napoli.
Amato Ciciretti is heading to Napoli in June, but Genoa have now overtaken Getafe as favourites for the Benevento forward’s loan.
Parma have officially confirmed the signing of Sassuolo defender Marcello Gazzola on a permanent transfer.
Former Parma striker Tino Asprilla says he’d be worth “€200m for sure” in today’s transfer market.
Former Juventus full-back Paolo De Ceglie has signed for Swiss side Servette FC.
Former Chievo, Inter, Valencia and Manchester City striker Bernardo Corradi revealed his eight-year-old son is seriously ill.
It’s reported Italy will play a friendly in either Turin or Parma in June, as a send-off for Gianluigi Buffon.
Giuseppe Rossi explains why he chose Genoa to revitalise his career after injury and still dreams of an Italy call. “They said things I wanted to hear.”
Bari are caught at the top of the table by Parma and Palermo after their surprise 3-1 defeat at Entella, while Avellino stalled Carpi.
Paolo De Ceglie is having a trial at bottom of the table Benevento and could join the club next week.
Parma caught Bari at the top of the table, as Frosinone were pegged back 3-3 by Cesena and Pescara played another six-goal thriller.
Gianfranco Zola confessed Faustino Asprilla was “a constant search for trouble” at Parma and remembered being mocked for suffering the cold in England.
Parma fell at Carpi and Venezia suffered a shock home defeat to Novara, while Spezia crushed Pescara 4-0 as Palermo temporarily go top.
Serie B side Parma have a new Chinese President, Jiang Lizhang, who pledged the club will “rise again like a giant to take its rightful place.”