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Transfer news: Gaston Ramirez is set to sign for the Saints
Bologna winger Gaston Ramirez is set to snub Liverpool and Tottenham to sign for Southampton.
The Premier League giants have been interested in the 21-year-old but it appears that the newly promoted side have won the race.
“I’m not sure what is happening yet,” he told Corriere dello Sport. “Bologna will tell me today whether I am going (to Southampton) or not.
“Bologna have reached a final settlement with Southampton. There are only a few details remaining but the clubs have agreed in principle. And the English club has reached an agreement with me.
“I could not refuse, it’s the classic offer you cannot refuse.
“I would have a four-year deal and they are giving me so much more money that would go towards my family and my future.
“They believe in me and above all they have told me they are going to grow as a club.
“Southampton is a newly promoted team in the English top flight but it has the means to stay there for a few years. To me they are going to build.”