Bologna aim to keep Ramirez

Fiorentina yet to make contact over midfielder

By Simone Bargellini.   Last Updated: 02/08/11 4:37pm

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Bologna have made it clear they have no intention of letting reported Fiorentina target Gaston Ramirez leave the club this summer.

Ramirez, who was also linked with Manchester City earlier in the year, stated last month that he felt like a 'prisoner' at Bologna.

He made no secret of his desire to join a club challenging for trophies and was frustrated that Bologna were standing in his way.

However, Bologna's stance has not changed and sporting director Roberto Zanzi has again stressed they want the 20-year-old midfielder to stay.

Important player

Zanzi maintains that Fiorentina have not yet been in contact and does not know if they will firm up their interest before the transfer window closes.

"Ramirez is a very important player for us," he told violanews.com.

"Our president has already spoken about this issue. Our intention and hope is to see him again in Bologna next season.

"The interest of Fiorentina? (Fiorentina's sporting director, Pantaleo) Corvino has not called me, but then there's still the month of August.

"I don't know if he will do."

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