Liverpool are reportedly preparing a €20m offer for Bologna’s Uruguayan talent Gaston Ramirez.
According to the Sunday Express, Liverpool have set their sights on the young creative midfielder.
Ramirez is wanted by the likes of Inter, Juventus and Arsenal, but Bologna have set a €25m price-tag.
Liverpool are the first club to go even close to that valuation with €20m, so negotiations are expected to whittle down the difference.
The 21-year-old is currently in London on international duty with the Uruguayan Olympic squad.
Ramirez was signed by Bologna from Penarol in August 2010 for around €3m.
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