Ramirez's Agent, Pablo Betancourt, revealed in January that there was definite 'interest in England', but that 'no meetings with any clubs' had taken place yet.
Things seem to have moved forward since then, with Betancourt confirming this week that negotiations were going on behind the scenes to secure the Bologna winger's signature. He told calciomercato.com:
"I can tell you with certainty that there are negotiations ongoing in Buenos Aires with a major English side which is ready to buy both the 70 per cent owned by Bologna and the 30% of Penarol.
"There are other clubs interested, like Juventus, but the only concrete offer comes from England and I will soon bring it to Bologna. Will Ramirez leave next summer? Given the amount of clubs interested, I would say yes"
Perhaps Liverpool are the 'major English club' to which Betancourt refers. With Uruguayan stars Luis Suarez and Sebastian Coates already at Anfield, Liverpool would seem to have a small advantage over the likes of Man United and Arsenal.