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Arsenal to sign Andre Onana on bargain summer transfer
Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana has reportedly on verge to join Arsenal imminently, with Mikel Arteta’s recruitment via the Cameroon international as first-choice stopper that can bring in glory back to Emirates stadium.
Onana, 25, has been out of action since February when he was hit with a 12-month ban for a doping violation.
It’s alleged that the banned substance furosemide was found in a urine sample provided by Andre Onana back in October.
The Cameroon international has since defended his actions by claiming he mistakenly took his wife’s prescribed medication, which came in identical packaging.
The 25-year-old has appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport and his case will be heard tomorrow and should he win his legal battle, Onana, who establish himself as one of the best goalkeeper in world of football will receive the green light to continue playing.
And report by Dutch outlets NOS, claim the former Barcelona academy goalkeeper is actually close to joining Arsenal, who keen on strengthen their squad with quality players this summer.
The reports explain in details that the London club could secure a cut-price deal for Onana, which may depend on the outcome of his court case.
This time next year, Onana’s Ajax contract will have come to an end meaning they will not be able to receive any fee for him.
That’s why Ajax director Marc Overmars is keen to get him off the books, particularly as he is not playing.
He has confirmed that contract talks are now over between the club and player.
‘We have not stopped the negotiations for nothing. I think it is likely that he will leave in the summer,’he said.
The report adds that Dutch club would accept around £1.73million if the ban remains.
Alternatively, if it’s lifted and Onana is deemed available to play, Ajax want between £5m and £8million.
Arsenal leading chase for Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling
Arsenal have reportedly leading the race to capture the signature of Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling.
After endured a difficult season, by failing to qualify for European football competitions next season, Mikel Arteta & club recruitment team keen on strengthen their squad ahead of next season.
And with reports by Daily Mail claimed last week that, Manchester City are willing to sell Raheem Sterling this summer, Arteta, who worked with England winger during his time at Etihad stadium reportedly interest in signing the 26-year-old star.
This Raheem Sterling was literally unplayable, i really hope we just get him back next season man, he was winning individual awards like they were nothing— ¹⁰ (@SxrgioSZN) May 30, 2021
However, The Sun further reports that Mikel Arteta’s side are leading the race to sign the Englishman, who made 292 appearances for the Sky Blues, netted 87 goals and 35 assists.
The reports also suggested that Sterling, who won three Premier League titles, an FA Cup, five League Cups and two Community Shields, have been offered to Totteham Hotspur alongside Gabriel Jesus in a bid to land Harry Kane.
Manor Solomon keen on Premier League move amid Interest from Arsenal
Shakhtar Donetsk winger Manor Solomon is keen a move to the Premier League this summer, amid interest from Arsenal, who eyeing a number of recruit in attacking options ahead of next season.
The 21-year-old wide winger has been heavily linked with a move to the Emirates stadium in January, but Mikel Arteta’s side did not make any approach for his services.
His impressive performances throughout this campaign caused attention of the Gunners chief and report by football.london claims, the winger is still interested in playing in the English top-flight, and his agent Pini Zahavi has been in contact with Gunners technical director Edu Gasper.
Solomon, who has 17 caps for Israel, once compared to Eden Hazard due to style of play and he has been valued at £21 million by Shakhtar Donetsk following a promising season, where he netted 11 goals and contributed one assist across all competitions for the Ukrainian club.
Arsenal handed Huge Boost In Pursuit of Emiliano Buendia
Arsenal have received huge boost in pursuit of Norwich City playmaker Emiliano Buendia with club sporting director Stuart Webber confirmed the departure of Argentine this summer.
Buendia, 25, has been monitoring by the Emirates chief since last summer and with the attacking midfielder played a huge role in the Canaries lifting the Championship title last season.
The Gunners are expressed interest in signing the attacking midfielder, who scored 15 goals and contributed 17 assists across all competitions for the Canaries last season.
With Mikel Arteta’s side have already held talks with the player representative, Norwich City sporting director Stuart Webber has revealed the minimum amount of money that it would take to lure away Buendia or their other star assets such as Todd Cantwell and Max Aarons.
Speaking to BBC Sport, sporting director Stuart Webber has suggested that he could be available for somewhere upwards of £30m.
Buendia, Todd Cantwell and Max Aarons are some of Norwich’s most valuable assets. ‘If we do sell one, it’s going to be a club record deal,’said Webber.
‘It’s probably going to start with a number three in front of it and that will give us great opportunities to maybe make the whole [squad] better as well. ‘We’re really relaxed on that front.’