Gaston Ramirez could be heading back to Italy to join Inter Milan, just a year after he arrived in the Premier League from Bologna.
The Uruguayan playmaker made 26 appearances and scored five goals in his debut season at Southampton, but could be set to return to the league in which he spent two years with Bologna.
Inter were big underachievers in Serie A in 2012/13, finishing a lowly ninth - 33 points shy of runaway champions Juventus. But, Ramirez's agent - Pablo Betancourt - revealed that a move to the San Siro this summer could be a possibility.
"I don't think they're just rumours, since even in England they're calling me up and asking about Inter's interest," said Betancourt. Ramirez's move to the South coast of England came at a reported cost of £12m, which would arguably raise his sell-on price too.
Yet Betancourt does seem aware of this, he added: "I am convinced that anything can be done if the money is there to do it. The English club has spent a lot to sign Ramirez, so if Inter want him he'll cost them a significant sum."
The midfielder is only 22, so has a long career still ahead of him, and Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino has said that he doesn't think his man will be leaving this summer.
Ramirez's agent sounded rather optimistic about a move, by finally adding: "Italy remains in his heart and Inter are a great team, but I don't like to talk about things that are not concrete. If an offer comes in, we'll consider it."
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