Palermo are set to clinch the signing of Le Mans striker Tulio de Melo.

Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini says they've settled their dispute with Parma over the Brazilian, who had inked a deal with the latter before signing with the Sicilians earlier this month.

"De Melo will play for Palermo," said Zamparini. "Parma have withdrawn their pre-contract? I don't know, we will see, but the player will be joining us."