Southampton are pushing to close a deal for Bologna star Gaston Ramirez today.

The Daily Mail says Southampton are hopeful of a breakthrough with Bologna over a deal for Ramirez.

The 21-year-old Uruguayan playmaker has refused to play for the Italian side after his £11.8million move fell through. However, negotiations have put a deal back in place.

It will see Saints pay Bologna £15m, while Ramirez's former club Penarol, who own 30 per cent of the player, will be given 30 per cent of any future sale.