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Mirko Vucinic scores and takes off his shots as Juventus close in on title after 2-1 win over Pescara

That's pants! Vucinic takes his shorts off in celebration as Juve close in on the title

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22:47 GMT, 6 April 2013

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UPDATED:

22:54 GMT, 6 April 2013

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Juventus continued their march towards back-to-back Serie A titles with a 2-1 win over Pescara in Turin.

The Bianconeri were made to wait for their latest success, which moves them 12 points clear of second-placed Napoli, with Mirko Vucinic firing in a 72nd-minute penalty after Giuseppe Rizzo saw red.

Vucinic added the second moments later and was promptly substituted by boss Antonio Conte ahead of the midweek Champions League quarter-final second leg against Bayern Munich.

Unique celebration: Juventus striker Mirko Vucinic waves his shorts as he celebrates after scoring against Pescara

Unique celebration: Juventus striker Mirko Vucinic waves his shorts as he celebrates after scoring against Pescara

Mirko Vucinic

Mirko Vucinic

Off they come: Vucinic takes his shorts off after scoring and waves them over his head

Spot on: Vucinic scores his penalty

Spot on: Vucinic scores his penalty

But Juve were made to sweat as Emmanuel Cascione curled in a stunning effort – Pescara's first shot on target – with seven minutes left.

Rolando Bianchi's stoppage-time equaliser grabbed a 2-2 draw for Torino at Bologna.

Nearly there: Juventus' players celebrate winning against Pescara and closing in on the title

Nearly there: Juventus' players celebrate winning against Pescara and closing in on the title

Paulo Vitor Barreto sent Torino ahead on 25 minutes but Bologna looked like they had grabbed the game away after the break.

Panagiotis Kone levelled on 65 minutes before substitute Tiberio Guarente seemingly won it with four minutes left. But Bianchi popped up late to share the points.

Southampton to sign Gaston Ramirez

Saints close to signing Ramirez after agreeing 15m deal with Bologna

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UPDATED:

21:26 GMT, 27 August 2012

Southampton are hopeful of a breakthrough with Bologna over a deal for Gaston Ramirez.

The 21-year-old Uruguayan playmaker has refused to play for the Italian side after his 11.8million move fell through. However, negotiations have put a deal back in place.

It will see Saints pay Bologna 15m, while Ramirez’s former club Penarol, who own 30 per cent of the player, will be given 30 per cent of any future sale.

Heading for England: Gaston Ramirez (left) is close to joining Southampton

Heading for England: Gaston Ramirez
(left) is close to joining Southampton

Gaston Ramirez Southampton move on hold

Southampton made to wait by cash-strapped Bologna to complete 12m Ramirez signing

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10:09 GMT, 22 August 2012

Olympian: Ramirez starred for Uruguay at London 2012

Olympian: Ramirez starred for Uruguay at London 2012

Southampton hope to complete the signing of Gaston Ramirez despite Bologna delaying the move due to their financial troubles.

A fee and payment plan have been negotiated for the 21-year-old attacking midfielder, who has won nine caps for Uruguay and is reported to be commanding a club record fee of 12million.

Former club Penarol, who own 30 per cent of his registration, are also satisfied by the terms of the agreement.

However, it is understood cash-strapped Bologna are stalling as they seek to secure a loan against the repayments.

Southampton are determined for the transfer to proceed having beaten off competition from Liverpool and Tottenham for Ramirez, but are looking at other options in case the deal collapses.

Ramirez last week outlined his desire to swap Serie A for St Mary's.

'The English club has reached an agreement with me, it is the classic offer that you cannot refuse for my life as a whole and my family,' he told Corriere dello Sport.

'But they believe in me in every way, I will be essential and above all they are going to grow.

'Southampton are a newly promoted team in the English top flight but they will become a big team in years to come.'

Southampton track Bologna"s Oscar Ramirez

Southampton join the race for Ramirez after Bologna schemer rejects Spurs

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23:23 GMT, 15 August 2012

Southampton are tracking Bologna’s Uruguay playmaker Gaston Ramirez.

21-year-old Ramirez has rejected an approach from Tottenham after not being satisfied with the wages he was offered.

The player's agent agent Oscar Betancourt Betancourt told Calciomercato: ‘The only solid offer is the one from Tottenham, who offered €16 million [12.6m].

Bright future: Gaston Ramirez (right) torments Team GB

Bright future: Gaston Ramirez (right) torments Team GB

‘But the deal didn’t go through because Spurs offered too low a wage to the player and if the wage difference is minimal he would stay at Bologna.

‘Tottenham could raise their offer if they sell Modric and in that case the deal could be done, otherwise Ramirez will stay another year at Bologna. We also talked with Liverpool but nothing more.'

Gaston Ramirez rejects Spurs move

Bologna striker Ramirez rejects Spurs move after being unhappy with wages on offer

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UPDATED:

08:37 GMT, 14 August 2012

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Uruguay striker Gaston Ramirez has rejected an approach from Tottenham after not being satisfied with the wages he was offered.

According to the Uruguay international’s representative, Spurs are the only side to have made a concrete offer for the Bologna striker, although Liverpool are believed to have shown an interest.

However his agent Oscar Betancourt has not ruled out the posibility of a move in the future suggesting that the sale of Real Madrid target Luka Modric could fund a move.

No move - yet: Gaston Ramirez has rejected an approach from Spurs

No move – yet: Gaston Ramirez has rejected an approach from Spurs

Betancourt told Calciomercato: ‘The only solid offer is the one from Tottenham, who offered €16 million [12.6m].

‘But the deal didn’t go through because Spurs offered too low a wage to the player and if the wage difference is minimal he would stay at Bologna.

‘Tottenham could raise their offer if they sell Modric and in that case the deal could be done, otherwise Ramirez will stay another year at Bologna. We also talked with Liverpool but nothing more.

‘Inter They are interested in the player, but can’t afford a cash offer similar to the English clubs.

‘The Nerazzurri would wish to include some players in the deal, but Bologna only want cash, also because of the arrangement with Penarol [Ramirez’s former club] who receive a percentage if the player is sold.’

West Ham take Brescia to CAS over sale of Alessandro Diamanti

West Ham take Diamanti case to CAS over claims of unpaid money from Brescia

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22:04 GMT, 26 June 2012

West Ham are going to the Court of Arbitration for Sport next week to try to recoup 1.5million they claim Brescia owe them for forward Alessandro Diamante following his 2m move in 2010.

Italy international Diamanti, who scored the winning penalty in the shootout victory over England in Kiev, signed for the Hammers in August 2009 from Livorno for 6million.

However, he was allowed to move back to Italy after just one season in the English Premier League.

Spot on: Alessandro Diamanti scored the decisive penalty for Italy

Spot on: Alessandro Diamanti scored the decisive penalty for Italy

It is, though, the player's subsequent transfer to Bologna in a co-ownership deal following Brescia's relegation to Serie B that has left the Hammers incensed.

In July 2011, West Ham asked for Diamanti's registration by the Italian Football Federation to be suspended as they had not yet been paid the latest installment of the 2million transfer fee.

Heading home: West Ham allowed Diamanti to leave as he wanted to return to Italy

Heading home: West Ham allowed Diamanti to leave as he wanted to return to Italy

West Ham co-owner David Gold said on Twitter: 'We sold Diamanti to Brescia because he was desperate to return to Italy.

'He was then sold to Bologna. We are suing Brescia for the money.'

West Ham plan to sue Brescia over sale of Alessandro Diamanti

You owe us! West Ham plan to sue Brescia over unpaid Diamanti money

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UPDATED:

11:11 GMT, 25 June 2012

West Ham co-owner David Gold claims the club will sue Brescia for money they say they are owed from the sale of striker Alessandro Diamanti from Brescia to Bologna.

Italy international Diamanti, who scored the winning penalty in last night's shoot-out victory over England in Kiev, signed for the Hammers in August 2009 from Livorno for 6million.

However, he was allowed to move back to Italy after just one season in the English Premier League.

Spot on: Alessandro Diamanti scored the decisive penalty for Italy

Spot on: Alessandro Diamanti scored the decisive penalty for Italy

It is, though, the player's subsequent transfer to Bologna in a co-ownership deal following Brescia's relegation to Serie B that has left the Hammers incensed.

In July 2011, West Ham asked for Diamanti's registration by the Italian Football Federation to be suspended as they had not yet been paid the latest installment of the 2million transfer fee.

Heading home: West Ham allowed Diamanti to leave as he wanted to return to Italy

Heading home: West Ham allowed Diamanti to leave as he wanted to return to Italy

West Ham co-owner David Gold said on Twitter: 'We sold Diamanti to Brescia because he was desperate to return to Italy.

'He was then sold to Bologna. We are suing Brescia for the money.'

Manchester United and Liverpool target Gaston Ramirez "going nowhere"

United and Liverpool told to stop chasing in-demand Bologna midfielder Ramirez

Manchester United and Liverpool have been dealt a blow in their pursuit of Bologna”s in-demand midfielder Gaston Ramirez after the player”s agent ruled out a January move.

The Uruguayan is being tracked by a number of leading clubs across the continent having enjoyed a stellar campaign in what is an under-performing side.

Wanted man: Gaston Ramirez (right) is being tracked by a host of Europe

Wanted man: Gaston Ramirez (right) is being tracked by a host of Europe”s top clubs

The 21-year-old signed a new deal with the relegation-threatened Serie A club earlier this season and has gone on to score four times in 14 games, equalling his tally for the whole of the last campaign.

That has alerted United and Liverpool are both desperate to add some craft to their midfield as they chase the title and Champions League places respectively.

However, Ramirez”s agent has moved to silence speculation about his client by insisting there is nothing to discuss.

“There is nothing to say about Ramirez,” Vincenzo D”Ippolito said, adding in Calciomercato, “He”s only just extended his contract. He won”t be leaving Bologna.”

Liverpool want Gaston Ramirez

Liverpool at head of queue for Bologna”s in-demand Uruguay star Ramirez

Liverpool have made further checks on young Uruguay playmaker Gaston Ramirez.

The 20-year-old has been watched by Manchester United, Chelsea, Barcelona and Real Madrid but his club Bologna believe Liverpool are in pole position should any deal be discussed in January with his valuation at 15m.

Liverpool have also made strong enquiries for 22-year-old Eduardo Vargas of Universidad de Chile but look like missing out to Chelsea.

Hot property: Bologna

Hot property: Bologna”s Gaston Ramirez (left) is wanted by a host of clubs