The Uruguayan has struggled to settle into English football.
Southampton have not had much luck when recruiting from Italy recently. There was the enigma that is Dani Osvaldo and the short lived spell of Saphir Taider. Of course, not to be forgotten, is Gaston Ramirez.
The Uruguayan international was a transfer coup from Southampton back in 2012, as they swooped to beat Liverpool for his coveted signature.
However the 24-year-old, who cost the club a then club record £12 million according to The Telegraph, has struggled to maintain a place in the Southampton team and spent last term on loan at Hull City.
Now his former club want him back.
Bologna recently won promotion back to Serie A and seem to have Ramirez in mind to keep them in the big time.
It was first reported they were keen by Tutto Mercato Web earlier this week and now La Gazzetta dello Sport are commenting on the potential deal.
They report that Ramirez wants the move to happen and is hoping to rescind his contract with Southampton so he can head to the Rossoblu for free.
Should Southampton let him go?
Ramirez has struggled to have an impact in English football. He is one of those luxury players who does not really have an out and out position on the football pitch and in the Premier League that can cost you.
His contract on the South Coast only has one year remaining so perhaps letting him on his way is a good idea, if Bologna are unable to meet an asking price.
Getting him off the wage bill would also be a massive help as The Saints continue to look at improving their squad ahead of a European campaign next season.