Ajax confirm Arsenal's transfer interest in banned keeper Andre Onana but Lyon lead race

AJAX have confirmed Arsenal’s interest in banned goalkeeper Andre Onana.

But French club Lyon are seemingly in the lead for his coveted signature.

Onana, 25, was handed a 12-month ban in February after testing positive for a banned substance.

The Cameroon international’s suspension has since been reduced to nine months.

And Onana has a number of top teams chasing him this summer.

Arsenal are in the market for a new stopper.

And they have been strongly linked with a £30million move for Sheffield United star Aaron Ramsdale.

However, Ajax’s director of football Marc Overmars has now confirmed Arsenal’s interest in Onana.

But Mikel Arteta’s men still trail Lyon – despite the French club going AWOL on talks in the past week.

Former Gunners star Overmars told Voetbal International: “I’m not sure if we’ll get to a deal with Lyon.

“There hasn’t been contact for a week. Another club was interested but they already got another goalie.

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“Arsenal were also mentioned but I haven’t had any contact with them.”

In the meantime, Arsenal are closing in on a £50m deal for Brighton centre-back Ben White.

The Gunners are also keen on a new striker and have reportedly made an enquiry for £77m-rated Inter Milan ace Lautaro Martinez.

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