Angelo Ogbonna: West Ham close to signing Juventus defender

By Saj ChowdhuryBBC Sport
Angelo Ogbonna
Angelo Ogbonna has been capped 10 times by the Italian senior side

West Ham are close to completing the signing of Italy centre-back Angelo Ogbonna from Juventus.

The Hammers have agreed a deal with the multiple Italian champions, reportedly worth £10m.external-link

Ogbonna, who joined Juve from city rivals Torino in 2013, made 31 appearances for the club last season and was an unused substitute in the Champions League final.

The 27-year-old will become West Ham's fifth signing of the summer.

Pedro Obiang, Dmitri Payet, Darren Randolph and Stephen Hendrie are the other players to have joined new manager Slaven Bilic's squad.

Ogbonna has won 10 caps for Italy and was a member of the Euro 2012 squad, although he did not play.

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