Thursday March 21 2013
Juventus dine for Ogbonna

Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici has held a meeting with the agent of Torino defender Angelo Ogbonna.

Juve director general Beppe Marotta publicly confirmed the club’s interest in the stopper last September and a summer offer may be on the horizon.

Paratici reportedly dined with Giovanni Branchini, the representative who yesterday dismissed surprise links with Lazio for the centre-back.

Ogbonna is a 24-year-old Italian international who has had an injury-affected campaign in Serie A this term.

However, it is widely understood that Torino chief Urbano Cairo would prefer to sell Ogbonna to a foreign club rather than his side’s city rivals.

Toro value Ogbonna at around the €20m mark, but Juve are expected to make a player plus cash offer for the man born in Cassino.