City 'make Ramirez offer'
Bologna midfielder's agent reveals interest
By Simone Bargellini. Last Updated: April 18, 2011 8:16pm
Ramirez: Attracting rave reviews and allegedly the subject of a bid from Man City
The agent of highly-rated Uruguayan playmaker Gaston Ramirez claims his club Bologna have rejected a bid from Manchester City.
Ramirez has been earning rave reviews for his performances in Serie A with Bologna this season and, at the age of 20, is regarded as an extremely exciting prospect for the future.
A number of Europe's top clubs have reportedly been keeping tabs on Ramirez, who has been likened to former Czech Republic international Pavel Nedved in terms of playing style.
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And his representative, Vincenzo D'Ippolito, has now declared that Manchester City have firmed up their interest with an official offer.
D'Ippolito says Bologna rejected the approach as they value the player very highly and are not prepared to let him go without a fight.
"It's a concrete offer from Manchester City for him," D'Ippolito told Sky Sport Italia.
"I don't know what amount but Bologna, for now, said no.
"These are the first signs, we'll see what happens.
"Bologna want at least €20million (£17.5m) for him."