Arsenal have made an offer for Andre Onana as they await the results of his disciplinary hearing, according to a report.
The Times report that Arsenal have made an offer for Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana. It seems unlikely any deal is concluded before the results of Onana’s hearing with the Court of Arbitration for Sport, but the Gunners are making their interest known early.
Onana is currently serving a 12-month suspension after the banned substance, Furosemide, was found in his urine sample. He claims he took it by accident after it was prescribed to his wife.
On Wednesday morning, Ajax confirmed that Onana had a hearing with the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Along with his lawyers, he made his case and asked for the removal or lessening of his sentence. On the other side, UEFA argued to maintain the ban.
It’s up to CAS to make the final decision, and there’s no word yet on when they’ll make it. Onana’s lawyer is hoping they might get a decision within a week but admits it could be months.
The Times join The Telegraph in claiming Arsenal remain interested in buying Onana regardless of the outcome of the case, but the price may chance. If the ban is reduced, he could cost £7m. If not, the fee may be even lower.