Bologna have reportedly set the price-tag for Southampton to sign Gaston Ramirez - €15m in two instalments.
According to Il Resto del Carlino newspaper, Southampton rang up Bologna President Albano Guaraldi over the weekend and offered to start from scratch.
The initial offer was considered to be insufficient, especially as it involved being paid over several instalments.
However, it now seems as if Bologna are willing to accept the spread of payments if they receive €10m upfront and a further €5m within a year.
This would only be to pay for the Rossoblu’s portion of the player’s contract, so not including the 30 per cent owned by Penarol or his agent’s commission.