Bologna winger Gaston Ramirez has held talks with both Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur over a potential move to the Premier League, according to the player's agent.
Ramirez, who featured for Uruguay during the Olympic football tournament, has been heavily linked with a move away from Serie A this summer.
And his agent Oscar Betancourt has added fuel to his possible exit by claiming the 21 year old has undergone talks with both Liverpool and Tottenham, with the North Londoners having had an offer rebuffed by the South American.
"It is true that there is an agreement with Liverpool," he told calciomercatoweb.it . "We just talked to some officers close to the leadership of The Reds, but nothing more.
"The only solid offer is the one from Tottenham, who offered €16 million (£12.6m)," Betancourt added. "But the deal didn't go through because Spurs offered too low a wage to the player and if the wage difference is minimal he would stay at Bologna."
Betancourt added that an increase in Spurs' offer is still possible, if the club offload Luka Modric between now and the closing of the transfer window, while an seperate offer from the likes of Inter Milan is unlikely.
"Tottenham could raise their offer if they sell Modric and in that case the deal could be done, otherwise Ramirez will stay another year at Bologna," he said.
"Inter? They are interested in the player, but can't afford a cash offer similar to the English clubs. Nerazzurri would wish to include some players in the deal, but Bologna only wants cash, also because of the arrangement with Penarol [Ramirez's former club] who receive a percentage if the player is sold."
Having scored eight goals in 28 starts for Bologna last season, Ramirez proved himself to be a valuable asset for the Italian side, however with his career on an upward trajectory his future appears to lie elsewhere.
A move to Liverpool would appear easier to clinch, with the added incentive of playing alongside international colleagues Sebastian Coates and Luis Suarez, while at White Hart Lane, Ramirez might be put off by the presence of Gareth Bale in his favoured left-wing role.