Parma wait on Rossi answer
By Nadia Carminati. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
Parma are waiting for a response from Manchester United after lodging a bid for Giuseppe Rossi.
The Italy Under 21 international spent the second half of last season on loan at Parma and played a major role in keeping the club in Serie A.
He is unsure of his future at Old Trafford and is planning talks with Sir Alex Ferguson upon his return for pre-season training early in July.
Rossi has pleaded for the chance to make an impact with the Premier League champions next season after also spending time on loan at Newcastle United.
But he could also be offered a return to Parma after president Tommaso Ghirardi confirmed a bid was on the table.
Reports in Italy claim Parma have bid é¼10million (£6.5million) for the forward and are now seeking an answer from United.
"We spoke with the player, with the Man Utd chief executive (David Gill) and with Sir Alex Ferguson, too," Ghirardi told the Italian press.
"Now it's up to them to give us an answer.
"Also, from a financial point of view, we made our offer and I think it completely answers Manchester's expectations.
"Certainly it would be really difficult to keep the player, but we believe in this."