Southampton hope to complete the signing of Gaston Ramirez despite Bologna delaying the move due to their financial troubles.
It is understood a fee and payment plan has been negotiated for the 21-year-old winger, who has won nine caps for Uruguay and is reported to be commanding a club record fee of £12million.
Former club Penarol, who own 30% of his registration, are also satisfied by the terms of the agreement, but it is understood cash-strapped Bologna are stalling as they seek to secure a loan against the repayments.
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