Parma are furious with a Daily Mail article which highlighted the number of players the club has registered.

Parma general manager Pietro Leonardi hit back at the Daily Mail's criticism. "They don't know what they're talking about."

The Daily Mail noted Parma have 30 players in the first team squad, 109 out on loan, 16 playing for Serie C1 nursery club Gubbio and 22 for Slovenian side Gorica, plus 44 who are co-owned with other clubs.

Leonardi remarked: "In my view, this man knows nothing, but I accept it and thank him, because he gave us publicity.

"They don't know what they're talking about. If this writer knows nothing, that's his problem. Just try asking the players how we treat them and they are free to respond, especially those who have left."

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