Report: Udinese hold talks with Parma over forward Amauri
Udinese are interested in signing Parma forward Amauri, according to reports.
Respected Sky Sport Italia journalist Gianluca Di Marzio claims that the 34 year-old’s agent met with Parma officials to discuss his future on Friday.
Amauri is believed to be open to joining Udinese, where he would compete with Cyril Théréau and Luis Muriel for a starting berth alongside Antonio Di Natale, but is insistent on a permanent transfer, rather than a loan.
Amauri was signed by Parma on a free transfer from Fiorentina in July 2012. The Italy international - he was born in Carapicuíba, though has duel nationality - first joined them in January 2001, but was loaned to Napoli and then sold to Piacenza six months later. He would, however, subsequently rejoin Parma on loan from Juventus in January 2011.
Last season, Amauri netted ten goals in 33 appearances - a return that helped Parma temporarily secure a UEFA Europa League berth, before they were barred from the competition due to a late tax payment.
Despite his importance during that campaign, Amauri now seemingly finds himself behind Ishak Belfodil in Head Coach Roberto Donadoni’s plans and may be set to join his tenth different Italian club in 13 years.