West Ham are tonight reported to be close to signing Juventus defender Angel Ogbonna although Everton are still in the race for the Italian international.
However, according to the Turn based daily newspaper Tuttosport the Hammers are” just one step away” from signing the defender.
The report adds that Juventus are expected to let the player depart for the Boleyn for €10m plus a potential further €2m in bonus payments.
Ogbonna has found commanding a regular first team spot at Juventus to be tough and will be aiming for more minutes of game time in England.
ClaretandHugh has already reported sources close to boss Slaven Bilic as saying he expects to get his Number One priority player – a top central defender – over the next seven days and if Tuttosport is to be believed Ogbonna is that man.