Bologna have missed out on Hearts talent Aaron Hickey, with reports he has decided to join Bayern Munich.
The mid-table Serie A side had been one of the first on the scene for the 18-year-old Scottish defender, but ultimately could not compete with the contract and opportunities of Bayern.
According to Sky Sport Italia and reports in Scotland, Hickey has accepted the proposal from Bayern.
Hearts now need to agree a transfer fee, but the situation has been in progress for some time and should not take long.
Hickey even visited both the Bologna and Bayern Munich training facilities over the last few months.