Manchester United and Manchester City are following the progress of Bologna winger Gaston Ramirez this season.

The exciting Uruguay international has been likened to new Barcelona winger Alexis Sanchez and Bologna media sources say both United and City have already been in contact with his representatives in recent days.

Ramirez, 20, now qualifies for a UK work permit thanks to his success with Uruguay and is aware English clubs are following his development this season.

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