Manchester City are showing a significant interest in Torino defender Angelo Ogbonna, claims Tuttosport.
The Turin daily is suggesting that City boss Roberto Mancini has asked Attilio Lombardo, his assistant, to closely monitor the performances of the defender.
Ogbonna, 23, is a versatile central defender who can also be used as a full-back when required.
Although playing in Serie B, the stopper has been selected by Italy boss Cesare Prandelli during his reign as Azzurri CT.
The former Crotone man, who signed a new deal with Toro until 2016 last week, is valued at over €15m by Toro.
The Granata have claimed that they have rejected significant offers for the player in the past as they were contacted by Napoli, Benfica and Valencia.