Panucci leaves Roma for promoted Parma

ROME - Former Italy defender Christian Panucci has signed for promoted Serie A side Parma after his contract ran out at AS Roma, his new club said on Friday. "Parma announce that we have reached an agreement with defender Christian Panucci," the club said on their website without giving details of the contract. The 36-year-old former AC Milan player left Roma after eight years having fallen out with coach Luciano Spalletti last season.