Manchester United looking to sign Torino defender in January

Manchester United’s defence is far from watertight at the moment, with Rio Ferdinand coming to the end of his playing career, leaving a chasm in central defence that has not really been filled by Jonny Evans or Phil Jones.

Manchester United looking to sign Torino defender in January

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September 20th, 2012

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It might be that Angelo Ogbonna helps United form a sterner defence, with the Torino player allegedly being tracked by scouts from the English club, with a potential move for the central defender in the offing come January.

Sporting director Gianluca Petrachi insists Torino will not let Ogbonna leave unless they receive a fee of at least £16million.

“I guarantee there are observers of many foreign clubs, who follow our games, including United’s scouts,” Petrachi told The Sun.

“Most of the time they come just to see Ogbonna because he is a player who has great potential. Last year we refused £10m for him but it is clear he is worth more than £16m.

“Angelo has the desire to do better but I believe he should continue to grow with Torino.”

The 24-year-old was part of Italy’s Euro 2012 squad even if he played no part for the Azzurri in Poland and Ukraine, although it appears that he won’t be staying with Torino for much longer.

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