Parma: Giovinco still set to join Juventus, but Borini could return

Atom Ant's anticipated return to Turin has not yet been finalised, while Roma have yet to take up their option to acquire 100 per cent of his Italy team-mate's registration
Parma president Tommaso Ghirardi has revealed that while Sebastian Giovinco is still on course to join Juventus, Fabio Borini could end up back at the Ennio Tardini this summer.

The Gialloblu announced on Tuesday that they had agreed to sell their share in Giovinco back to the Bianconeri, only to retract that statement a matter of hours later.

Ghirardi has now moved to clarify matters, explaining that although Giovinco's return to Turin has not yet been finalised, the two clubs are on the verge of an agreement.

"We hold half of his registration, but the negotiations over his return to Juve are ongoing," the Gialloblu supremo told Sportmediaset.

"We have good relations with [Juventus president Andrea] Agnelli but the deal is not completed yet. We are still missing some little details."

As for Giovinco's Italy team-mate Borini, it was widely expected that Roma would acquire outright ownership of the forward this summer, with the youngster having enjoyed a successful debut season at the Stadio Olimpico.

However, Ghirardi has revealed the player, who moved to the Italian capital shortly after arriving at Parma from Chelsea last summer, could yet end up returning to the Tardini, temporarily at least.

"There's nothing to say that he cannot remain at Parma," he reasoned. "Rome must work out if they are really interested in the player because there have been other enquiries for him.

"In addition to the Giallorossi, there are also a couple of foreign clubs interested and we must think of what represents the best value for our club."

Both Giovinco and Borini are currently with the Azzurri preparing for Sunday's Euro 2012 quarter-final showdown with England.