Bologna clung to Gaston Ramirez, but there are already reports of Manchester United and City battling for his signature.
The Uruguayan trequartista made it very clear he wanted to leave the Stadio Dall'Ara, claiming he was “held prisoner” at the club.
Ramirez is widely expected to push for a transfer again during the January window and, as Bologna are not in Europe, he wouldn't be cup-tied.
Fiorentina, Inter, Napoli and Juventus are interested in the 20-year-old, but there are reports of overseas enquiries.
It is suggested that Manchester United and Roberto Mancini's Manchester City are tracking Ramirez and ready to make a January offer.