Parma release Jonathan Biabiany, seven months after heart condition ended AC Milan move

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The Frenchman was linked with West Brom, Southampton and Everton in the summer.

In the summer several Premier League teams were linked with a move for Parma winger Jonathan Biabiany.

West Brom were first linked with him. The Daily Mail reported in August that The Baggies were preparing a move for the French speedster, with a fee in the region of £6 million mooted for the player.

Southampton and Everton were then linked with a move for the player by The Express, again in the region of around £6 million.

But all three teams missed out on the player when AC Milan snapped him up, or so they thought.

Because his career then took a massive turn, as he failed his medical at the club with an underlying heart condition.

He has not played since the discovery of the problem and with Parma in financial disarray it was confirmed by the club today that Biabiany had been released from his contract, by mutual consent, as confirmed on the club's official website.

It is a real blow for the 26-year-old, who could have easily found himself playing at West Brom, Southampton or Everton this season.

But he has perhaps also been lucky that the irregularity was found before it caused a serious incident. Here's hoping this former West Brom and Southampton target can recover from his ailment and one day make a return to professional football.

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