Manchester City remain keen on Bologna winger Gaston Ramirez.

Gazzetta dello Sport says City and Barcelona have sounded out Bologna about the Uruguayan's availability this summer.

City see Ramirez as an alternative to Udinese winger Alexis Sanchez, who is understood to favour a move to Manchester United over Eastlands.

Ramirez is regarded by many in Italy as a bigger talent at the same age as Sanchez.

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