West Ham agree deal for Juventus defender Angelo Ogbonna - sources

West Ham United have agreed a deal with Juventus for defender Angelo Ogbonna, sources have told ESPN FC.

ESPN FC revealed earlier on Monday that West Ham were battling Premier League rivals Everton for the 27-year-old's signature, but now West Ham have moved into pole position to land the Italian international.

Juventus are willing to cash-in on Ogbonna as he has been unable to hold down a regular place in the side since his arrival from Torino on 2013.

West Ham have been tracking Ogbonna for some time and they have been locked in talks with Juventus for the past few weeks as they look to bring the defender to Upton Park.

New West Ham boss Slaven Bilic has made a commanding central defender one of his top targets since taking charge at Upton Park this summer and Ogbonna fits the bill.

West Ham have been busy so far in this summer's transfer window bringing in the likes of Pedro Obiang, Dimitri Payet, Darren Randolph and Martin Samuelsen.