Bologna President Albano Guaraldi warns talks with Southampton have collapsed, even if “Gaston Ramirez threatened me and said he won’t play here anymore.”
The Uruguayan international had claimed in several interviews last week that his move to the Saints was down to the final details, but the club was stunned and insisted no deal had been struck.
“There are no negotiations for Ramirez. Either he goes on our conditions or he stays here,” declared President Guaraldi on Sky Sport Italia.
“He is a player wanted above all abroad, but we want €15m net. Any other players included in the move have to be very interesting for us to accept them.
“Southampton did not give us guarantees and the talks for Ramirez’s transfer have been interrupted.”
The Bologna patron revealed Ramirez is trying every trick in the book to force through the transfer.
“The player is very angry with me, but he has to understand that his agent negotiated without our knowledge.
“Then Ramirez threatened me and said he won’t play here anymore, but I tried to explain the situation to me.
“I would’ve respected my promise to sell him, but his behaviour cannot be justified without guarantees. Players receive bad advice and I hope at the end of the transfer session everything can be sorted out.”