Reports in Italy suggest Bologna have agreed terms with Southampton for Gaston Ramirez in a deal worth £12m.
The transfer has been chaotic with the player demanding a move and threatening never to play for the Rossoblu again.
Southampton had agreed terms with his agent, but Bologna claimed they had not accepted the offer and so the move was off.
Talks began again from scratch and it is reported in Italy this evening that a deal has been struck at long last.
The contracts need to be exchanged between the two clubs, but the transfer appears to be all but complete at this stage.
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