Manchester United had scouts at Torino’s 2-0 home defeat by Inter last weekend and it wasn’t the first time they have watched the Italy international this season. However, Petrachi told The Sun that Torino have already turned down a £10million bid from an un-named club and that the bid undervalued the 24-year-old centre-back.
“I guarantee there are observers of many foreign clubs who follow our games, including United’s scouts,” Petrachi told the paper.
“Most of the time they come just to see Ogbonna because he is a player who has great potential.
“Last year we refused £10million for him but it is clear he is worth more than £16m.
“Angelo has the desire to do better but I believe he should continue to grow with Torino.”
Torino’s cross-town rivals Juventus are also said to be keen on Ogbonna though mindful of the rivalry between the two sides he played down the links with Juve. Sources in Italy have namedEverton, Zenit St Petersburg and Newcastle United as having monitored Ogbonna, who is under contract at Torino until 2016, while Manchester City were linked with him as long ago as March.