Bologna president Albano Guaraldi claims Gaston Ramirez's prospective move to Southampton is at a standstill.
The 21-year-old winger has been the subject of speculation this summer after impressing in Serie A, leading to links with Inter Milan, Liverpool and Tottenham. However, Premier League new boys Southampton stole a march on their rivals and had looked set to secure the Uruguay international's signature last week.
The transfer has become rather farcical since then with claim and counter claim from different parties, with Bologna president Guaraldi on Friday saying any deal is on hold. He told Sky Sport 24 reporters: "The negotiations with Southampton are at a standstill because they haven't given us the financial guarantees we asked for and so we've put things on hold."
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