The 24-year-old is an Italian international and has been tipped to become one of the best centre half’s Europe has to offer.
Torino’s league and City rivals Juventus announced their interest in the defender earlier this season and it now appears that the two clubs have held talks over a big money summer move.
Sir Alex Ferguson has sent scouts to Turin on more than one occasion over the past few years to check up on the progress of Ogbonna but it seems United have missed their chance.
The fitness of Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic have proved to be a real worry for the Premier League leaders this season and reinforcements may be acquired in the summer.
Arsenal are also on the lookout for at least one central defender after another poor season at the back.
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