Bologna have been forced to admit that attacking midfielder Gaston Ramirez could leave the club for Liverpool in January.
The 20-year-old Uruguayan international has emerged on the Reds' radar in recent weeks, with claims Kenny Dalglish and Damien Comolli have already made contact with the Serie 'A' side over a move.
And whilst vice-president Maurizio Setti denied that Liverpool have already made contact over the player, he admitted a move to Anfield in the New Year is now a realistic possibility.
“We’ll see about Ramirez joining Liverpool. There’s certainly a real chance," said Setti in relation to the €10 million-rated player.
“Even if, at the moment, they [Liverpool] haven’t called us.”
Should Ramirez move to Merseyside, he'd be joining a growing crop of Uruguayan's within the club's ranks after the signings of Luis Suarez in January and Sebastian Coates this summer.
Liverpool have even announced a partnership with Nacional, the club they signed Coates from, suggesting more of Ramirez's compatriots could be making their way to England.