Parma appear to be on the edge of collapse, with players going unpaid, debts mounting and matches being called off due to a lack of proper security.
It seems inevitable that the Ducali will implode before the end of the Serie A season with the club owing over £60 million pounds to unpaid creditors.
Public prosecutors initiated bankruptcy proceedings against Parma on Wednesday, and a hearing is scheduled for 19 March.
But until then, the Italian outfit will have to struggle to keep heads above water.
Thankfully their Serie A rivals are on hand, with Inter Milan offering Parma the use of one of their team buses for young players.
Inter posted this message via their official Facebook page:
The Inter short to the rescue of Parma!!
In a very noble gesture on the part of the Inter, after the terrible shock that hit the Italian football in particular the CF Parma, the Nerazzurri have offered a bus to enable young people to this club to participate in a football tournament in Pescara…
We are international, because we are brothers in the world ≺3
While it is a good-natured gesture from Inter, it seems unlikely that even with the help of other clubs, that Parma will remain at the top of Italian football for long.