Last Updated: Wed, 09 Jan 2013 16:14
Bologna have flatly refused an offer from Southampton for 20-year-old Danish central defender Frederik Sorensen.
Reports in Italy claim the Serie A club gave Saints a curt reply to their attempts to buy the ex-Juventus youth team player in this month's transfer window.
Sorensen, who signed for £2million a year ago, has made ten starts for Bologna and scored one goal in the league this season - attracting the interest of Saints officials who appear to have targeted players from the club in the last six months.
Nigel Adkins swooped to sign Gaston Ramirez in the summer and has also been trying to capture Sorensen's central defensive partner Davide Astori in this transfer window.
There is no further news on that bid but Bologna's move to reveal that they refused the Sorensen offer could be designed to appease their own fans as they prepare to lose Astori.
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