Report: Juventus plan to sell Angelo Ogbonna after Champions League snub

Juventus will reportedly sell defender Angelo Ogbonna this summer.

According to Calcio Mercato, Juventus have taken the first step to selling Angelo Ogbonna by leaving him out of their side against Monaco earlier this week.

Juve are once again set to win the Serie A title, currently sitting 12 points clear of second placed Lazio, but the big problem for them in recent years has been in the Champions League.

Now into the last eight, Juve are closing in on the semi-finals after a 1-0 home win against Monaco on Tuesday night, with Arturo Vidal scoring a penalty to win the game.

However, one notable absentee from that game was centre back Ogbonna, who wasn't even in the squad despite starting against Parma just days earlier.

The 26-year-old has long been highly rated in Italy, but manager Massimiliano Allegri preferred to put a half-fit Andrea Barzagli on the bench instead of Ogbonna.

Now, Calcio Mercato believe that his omission from the squad is Juventus' first step to selling Ogbonna at the end of the season - and Tottenham may well be interested in that news.

Tuttosport reported earlier this month that Spurs were interested in signing the Italian international as manager Mauricio Pochettino seeks to upgrade his defensive options.

With inconsistent displays from the likes of Federico Fazio and Eric Dier this season, Pochettino may well want a new centre back this summer - and Ogbonna's apparent availability may be of interest to him.

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