Tuesday June 12 2012
Ogbonna is Milan’s preference

Milan have placed Torino and Italy defender Angelo Ogbonna at the top of their wish list to replace Thiago Silva.

The Rossoneri’s Brazilian centre-back seems increasingly likely to join Paris-Saint Germain in a big-money deal, giving Milan plenty of room to manoeuvre in the transfer market to find a replacement.

Ogbonna excelled last season in Serie B with Torino and has drawn admiring glances from several top-flight clubs, despite his team’s promotion.

The Rossoneri could now be set to move for the 24-year-old, pairing him with Philippe Mexes at centre-back for next season in place of the departing Thiago Silva.

The only issue could be Torino’s alleged asking price of €20m as their prized asset signed a new contract until 2016 in February.

Ogbonna is currently with the Italy squad at Euro 2012 so any proposed deal will have to wait until after the tournament.

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