Report: Napoli and Southampton make late attempts to hijack West Ham’s Angelo Ogbonna deal

Aston Villa, West Ham United, Everton, Liverpool, Southampton and Napoli have all been linked with Juventus defender Angelo Ogbonna.

Southampton and Napoli made late attempts to sign Angelo Ogbonna from Juventus, according to

According to the Italian news outlet, the Saints made an offer of €14 million (£10m) to Italian champions Juventus for the services of the 27-year-old defender.

Serie A outfit Napoli also tried to make a move, but Juventus rejected both those offers as they have a deal in place with West Ham United, according to the report.

The Italian champions will reportedly receive €12 million (£8.6m) as transfer fee, with Ogbonna to bag an annual salary of €2.5m (£1.79m).

Other interested clubs

Tuttosport recently claimed of Everton’s interested in Ogbonna, while last month, TuttoMercatoWeb reported of interest from Aston Villa in the defender, who was linked with Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool by Tuttosport and ESPN espectively.

Good signing?

Ogbonna is a highly-rated centre-back, but he has struggled to make a huge impact at Juventus since his move to the Italian giants from city-rivals Torino in the summer of 2013.

During the 2013-14 season, the Italian could make just 16 appearances in Serie A, creating 16 chances in the process.

The defender had a pass accuracy of 90%, and won 36 headers, eight dribbles and 16 tackles.

Ogbonna featured in three Champions League matches that campaign, while last season he played just once in Europe's premier club competition.

The former Torino star, though, played in 25 Serie A games for Juventus in the 2014-15 campaign.

Ogbonna created four chances, had a pass accuracy of 89% and a shot accuracy of 22%, and won 41 headers, 15 dribbles and 20 tackles.

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