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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