Arsenal are considering a swoop for Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana amid speculation about Bernd Leno’s future.
The Gunners are prepared to address their goalkeeping situation again in the summer and Onana has emerged as a target.
The Gunners were first interested in a move in the player ahead of the January transfer window when the club were looking to strengthen the position.
Alex Runarsson had failed to make an impression after his arrival at the club and Gunners senior members recognised they needed a better replacement for Emiliano Martinez.
The 25-year-old Andre fit the bill but funds weren’t available to seal the signing, with Arsenal loaning Mat Ryan instead. However, they are keen on resurrecting that interest again, according to Goal, with a summer deal set to cost around £7 million.
A decision on whether Arsenal will attempt to land him will be postponed until June, though, with the star currently serving a one-year suspension.
He s appealing a doping ban after Onana was found to have banned substance Furosemide in a urine sample.
He claims he failed the out-of-competition doping test because he mistakenly took medicine prescribed to his wife.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) will hear the former Barcelona ace’s appeal in June, with the verdict due the same month.
Andre’s lawyers are confident the ban will be reduced to just eight months and that could pave the way for a transfer to the Emirates.