Parma are the latest Serie A club to be linked with Middlesbrough striker Massimo Maccarone.The Italian striker, who was signed from Empoli for £8m two years ago, seems set to leave Middlesbrough before the close of the transfer window.

With Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink and Mark Viduka signed this summer, the prospects for Maccarone look bleak.

A season-long loan switch to Fiorentina recently collapsed while Lazio have also been linked with the 24-year-old.