The Italian government have revealed that they have ordered Parma to sell three players to raise funds and that they also intend on selling the club at the end of the season.

Italian industry minister Antonio Marzano has instructed Parmalat’s (Parma’s parent company) extraordinary commissioner Enrico Bondi to sell three players to help balance the books.

“I’ve told Bondi to make operations over Parma Football Club to balance debts and credits, so I have told him to sell three players,” said Marzano.

Hidetoshi Nakata has already joined Bologna, while co-owned (with Internazionale) striker Adriano and French goalkeeper Sebastian Frey have long been linked with moves away from the club. Now, others inclusing highly-rated youngsters Alberto Gilardino, Daniele Bonera and Matteo Ferrari could also be on their way out of the Ennio Tardini.

However, Parma’s future is shrouded in uncertainty following Marzano’s admission that the club will be sold at the end of the season.

“At the end of championship, the club will be sold,” he confirmed.