Parma sign Wolfsburg stopper Zaccardo

MILAN - Parma have signed Italy World Cup winner Cristian Zaccardo from VfL Wolfsburg, the promoted Serie A club said in a statement on Saturday.

The defender, who spent one season with the German champions, joins up again with former Palermo boss Francesco Guidolin and is Parma's second signing of the weekend after experienced striker Nicola Amoruso arrived from Torino.

Twice UEFA Cup winners Parma spent just one season outside the top flight and have steadily strengthened their squad in recent weeks with former AS Roma defender Christian Panucci a major acquisition.