Sporting director Daniele Faggiano confirmed Parma “just couldn’t afford" Daniele De Rossi, while confirming their interest in Mario Balotelli.
The Roma legend spent 17 years with his hometown club only to be left without a new contract.
He has yet to decide on his future, with several Serie A sides vying for his signature, including Fiorentina and Sampdoria.
“It’s true, we did think about De Rossi, but we just couldn’t afford him,” Parma director Faggiano told Radio Kiss Kiss.
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