Friday August 17 2012
Bologna cling onto Ramirez

The story of Gaston Ramirez’s transfer to Southampton takes another twist, as Bologna President Albano Guaraldi refuses to let him go!

The €15m deal to take the Uruguayan prodigy to England's South Coast seemed a formality earlier today, with the player himself saying there were 'only a few details missing.'

But Guaraldi has made it clear that he sees the situation very differently.

“Ramirez is contracted to Bologna and the club will decide upon his future, not the player himself,” the patron raged.

“Ramirez’s behaviour is totally unacceptable, giving open interviews like that without consulting us. Gaston cannot force my hand with two interviews.

"I am a serious person and I've already said it will take €20m to sell him. And I also told his agent.”

This is not the first time Ramirez has been in dispute with the Rossoblu over a potential transfer, a similar situation having arose last summer.

The 21-year-old has been linked to Manchester City and Liverpool in the past, his potential move to the newly promoted Premier League side coming as a huge shock to most observers this morning.