NEWS
Monday June 27 2011
No Juve bid yet for Ogbonna

Torino insist that Juventus have not made an enquiry about Angelo Ogbonna. "He's worth €20m," said Toro chief Urbano Cairo.

The young defender was linked with the Old Lady over the weekend, but Cairo has told Tuttosport that his future is still undecided.

"There is no negotiation going on with Juventus, we've never spoken," insisted Cairo. "However, it is no surprise that Juve boss Antonio Conte likes him. Who doesn't like him in Serie A?

"Angelo is not worth any less than Andrea Ranocchia and, as far as I know, he cost [Inter] €19m [from Genoa].

"I already turned down an offer from Napoli in January when they bid €8m and proposed a half-share in Fabiano Santacroce. That wasn't enough for us.

"At the moment nobody has asked us for Ogbonna and boss Giampiero Ventura would want me to keep him for next season."

Cairo added that he will now hold talks with the player and his agent before a decision is taken on whether to accept or snub any eventual offers for the 23-year-old.

"I'll speak with them to see what the player wants," he added. "If the player says that he wants to stay 110 per cent that that is one thing, if he says 80 per cent then that is another.

"I calmly want to understand the intentions of the boy, with whom I have a marvellous relationship with."

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