Liverpool and United battle for Italian

FC Torino defender Angelo Ogbonna

Premier League duo Liverpool and Manchester United now face stiff competition to sign highly rated Torino defender Angelo Ogbonna this summer, according to talkSPORT.

The Italian international is set to leave Turin no matter when the transfer window opens and the English rivals were set to battle it out for his signature.

However, German giants Bayern Munich have now entered the race for the 24-year-old centre back and their current form suggests they could sign anyone they wanted to.

Bayern have already snapped up Mario Gotze from Borussia Dortmund and are reportedly close on signing his current team mate Robert Lewandowski from under the nose of United.

Sir Alex Ferguson will not want to lose out again this summer and could make the first move to bring Ogbonna to the Premier League in the coming weeks.

Liverpool want the highly rated blocker to replace the retiring Jamie Carragher in the heart of the Reds’ back four.

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