Adkins not finished yet
Southampton manager Nigel Adkins will now look to wrap up the signing of Gaston Ramirez following capture of Emmanuel Mayuka.
Mayuka signed a five-year deal at St Mary's which is expected to be ratified once the newly-promoted Premier League side receive international clearance later this week.
Adkins, whose side beat Stevenage 4-1 in the Capital One Cup last night, will now hope to finalise a deal for highly-rated Bologna forward Ramirez.
A number of Europe's top clubs have been linked with the Uruguayan over the summer, but Southampton are understood to be close to completing an £11million deal for the 21-year-old.
Adkins was reluctant to comment on Ramirez until he has completed his move.
He said: "Until the pieces of paper are signed you can never say it's done, but the chairman is working exceptionally hard behind scenes, backing us in what we do. We are very ambitious and there is serious cash to be outlaid if it's going to happen."