Uruguayan attacking midfielder Gaston Ramirez, who is reportedly a transfer target for several clubs, including Manchester City, Liverpool and Juventus, has been valued by his club Bologna at £20mn, according to a report by ESPN.
The 21 year old, considered one of the finer players in the Serie A, scored eight times in 33 league appearances to help his club finish ninth. The reasonable success Ramirez has enjoyed with the Rossoblu has earned Ramirez the attention of bigger clubs and the player who transferred to Europe from Penarol in 2010 is rumoured to be ready to move away in the summer.
"Gaston is a very young player and he has done well in Italy. It is normal that many clubs now want him. We must meet with Bologna to understand his situation - there are offers for him and we must see what Bologna want to do," Pablo Betancourt (Ramirez's agent) was quoted as saying by the Daily Mail.
Ramirez' agent claims English champions Manchester City and Serie A champions Juventus have already shown interest in signing the player.
"I can confirm that Juventus and Manchester City have contacted me to show an interest. But there is especially an interesting offer from Wolfsburg (€15-18m) and also another one from an important Spanish club," he added, also indicating there was interest from Russian side Zenit St Petersburg and Liverpool.
"Bologna want €25 million euros (£20.2m) for Ramirez but an agreement can be found. It is obvious that Bologna would do well from his sale. They would receive 70% whilst 30% would go to [Ramirez's former club] Penarol, as previously agreed," the Mirror quoted Betancourt as saying.
"I think considering all the offers, the possibility that he could leave [this summer] could happen," according to ESPN.
Meanwhile City boss Roberto Mancini has claimed he is happy with attacking options at the Etihad and has dismissed notions he was looking to bring in Arsenal's Robin van Persie and Napoli's Edinson Cavani
"Who would I choose between Van Persie and Cavani? The Dutchman is a champion, while the Uruguayan has everything and I wanted to take him to Inter Milan when he played at Palermo. But to take him at the current price is impossible and Van Persie is a different matter altogether," Mancini said, according to a Sky Sports report.