Parma sporting director Pietro Leonardi has revealed his club is close to signing Chelsea youngster Fabio Borini on a free transfer.

The 20-year-old striker started his career at Bologna before moving to Chelsea in 2007.

But the Italian failed to secure regular first-team football at Stamford Bridge and moved on loan to Swansea City for the last three months of the season.

He played a vital part in their successful push for the Premier League - netting six goals in 12 appearances.

His current deal at Stamford Bridge expires this summer and Leonardi is confident that an agreement can be reached after the club were close to signing the striker in the January transfer window.

Leonardi told Sky Italia: "We are very close to completing the transfer of Borini. "It is only a matter of details before we wrap up the deal."