Manchester United are keeping tabs on Torino defender Angelo Ogbonna. The Mirror says United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is chasing Torino's Italian international centre half Ogbonna to bolster his leaky defence.

Fergie's spies have watched the 24-year-old's last two games in Serie A, with the Premier League leaders looking at potential new faces in central defence because of concerns about their current crop at the position.

Ogbonna, who is of Nigerian descent, has emerged as one of the best defenders in Italy after coming up the hard way with Torino during their time outside the top flight.