Report: Angelo Ogbonna decides to join West Ham over Everton, medical scheduled

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Juventus defender Angelo Ogbonna is reportedly close to joining West Ham.

According to Sky Italia's Gianluca Di Marzio, Juventus defender Angelo Ogbonna has chosen to join West Ham instead of Everton.

Ogbonna, 27, is an Italian international who has found first team football hard to come by recently, with Juventus having top class defenders such as Giorgio Chiellini, Andrea Barzagli and Leonardo Bonucci in their ranks.

It now seems that Ogbonna is set to leave the club this summer, with the Daily Mail reporting that the centre back has been in London for talks over a move to West Ham.

However, reports emerged from The Sun suggesting that Everton had lodged a last minute bid to hijack West Ham's big money move for Ogbonna, in the hope of luring him to Merseyside.

Now though, Sky Italia's Gianluca Di Marzio reports that Ogbonna has made his decision - and has chosen to join West Ham instead of Everton, with the draw of moving to London a big factor in the deal.

A medical is allegedly scheduled for later this week, as Ogbonna prepares to sign a four-year contract with the Hammers as their latest summer signing.

How could West Ham's back line look next season?

Ogbonna's seemingly imminent arrival is something of a coup for new manager Slaven Bilic, and the Italian could help form an impressive defence for the Hammers.

Goalkeeper Adrian will still be first choice despite the arrival of Darren Randolph, whilst Aaron Cresswell has nailed down the left back spot after a superb debut season last term.

Ogbonna would then form a solid partnership alongside Winston Reid in the heart of defence, whilst a deal to bring Carl Jenkinson back on loan from Arsenal would give Bilic a stern defence.

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