Arsenal monitoring Andre Onana transfer but facing battle as interest grows in Ajax keeping serving doping ban

ARSENAL target Andre Onana is receiving more interest from around Europe after his doping ban was reduced from 12 months to nine, according to reports.

The Cameroonian star has not played for Ajax since February, after testing positive for banned substance Furosemide.

Interest is rising in Andre OnanaCredit: Getty

He appears to have played his last game for the Dutch champions, as they look to sell him with just a year remaining of his contract.

Arsenal are a front-runner to sign the highly-rated 25-year-old.

But they are not alone.

According to Goal, Onana is receiving plenty of interest from France, as well as an approach from one of the Gunners’ fellow top eight Premier League clubs.

Interest has increased since Onana’s doping ban was reduced on appeal.

Onana has not even been able to train since being slapped with the ban earlier this year.

But he will now be able to return on November 3, while he can resume training two months prior.

Arsenal have held talks with Onana’s representatives, although Bernd Leno’s situation could complicate matters.

Bernd Leno's participation in Euro 2020 could complicate the deal

Bernd Leno’s participation in Euro 2020 could complicate the dealCredit: Getty

Leno, 29, is open to leaving North London for a new challenge, but isn’t keen to contemplate his future until after his participation in Euro 2020 with Germany.

Onana wants to be the outright No1 at his next destination, a situation that could not be guaranteed if Leno is still at the club.

Amid his ban, the goalkeeper has been keeping fit with a personal trainer on local pitches in Amsterdam.

The 18-cap stopper has played 204 times for Ajax, including in the semi-finals of the Champions League in 2019.

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