Ramirez of Uruguay jumps for a high ball in front of Brandy of England during their FIFA U-20 World Cup soccer match in Ismailia
Gaston Ramirez of Uruguay (R) jumps for a high ball in front of Febian Brandy of England (L) during their FIFA U-20 World Cup group D soccer match in Ismailia September 26, 2009. REUTERS

The agent of Gaston Ramirez has told The International Business Times that Liverpool have not made contact in regards to a move for the Bologna sensation.

Reports in the British press on Tuesday widely suggested Liverpool were at the forefront of a host of clubs tracking the prodigiously gifted playmaker, with Kenny Dalglish believed to be weighing up a lucrative bid for the 21-year-old in the January transfer window.

Valued at £15 million and contracted to Bologna until 2016, Ramirez has emerged as one of the brightest young talents in Serie A over the last 18-months and Liverpool are not the only club believed to be monitoring the attacking midfielder or archetypal number 10.

Gastón Ramírez has gradually cemented himself in the senior Uruguayan international setup and at times has dovetailed superbly with Liverpool talisman Luiz Suarez. The aforementioned former Ajax star has been a huge success story since moving to Anfield in January, and recent rumour has hinted at Ramirez joining his compatriot at Liverpool.

In addition to Liverpool, their Premier League rivals Manchester United and Chelsea have been credited with an interest in the former Peñarol prodigy but when Ramirez's agent, Diego Triguero Heredia, was directly pressed on reports of English interest, he suggested there had been no contact.

"This is the first I have heard about it." Heredia told The International Business Times UK when asked about Liverpool's interest in the Uruguayan international.

"I have had no contact in regards to interest in Ramirez. No people have asked me about him yet."

Scouts from Liverpool were widely reported to have been tracking Ramírez this season following his breakthrough debut season at Bologna in 2010. The lavishly gifted youngster moved to Italy in August last year for a reported fee of €5.5 million.