Everton star Amadou Onana SNUBS Chelsea transfer interest leaving door open for Arsenal to sign £50m-rated midfielder


EVERTON star Amadou Onana has snubbed a move to Chelsea which could open the door for Arsenal to swoop in.

Onana’s future on Merseyside looks bleak after Sky Sports reported that he failed to report to training on Tuesday.

Amadou Onana is wanted by Chelsea and Arsenal


Amadou Onana is wanted by Chelsea and ArsenalCredit: Getty

And the Telegraph claimed that Chelsea, who were desperate to sign a midfielder this month, have shown an interest.

This comes despite Everton wanting to keep Onana, although they do have financial problems due to FFP, which clubs could take advantage of.

But French outlet L’Equipe now believe that the 21-year-old has decided against following up about a switch to Stamford Bridge.

That could open the door for Arsenal, who are reportedly interested in the midfielder following an injury to Mohamed Elneny.

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The report claims that the Gunners have contacted the Toffees over his services.

But Onana only joined in the summer window and Everton have therefore set an asking price of £50m.

Mikel Arteta has already added to his squad with the signings of Leandro Trossard and Jakub Kiwior, but he still wants to bolster his midfield.

Granit Xhaka and Thomas Partey have been the Spaniard’s starting pair this season, but beyond the duo they have only Albert Sambi Lokonga.


And while the Premier League tops Arsenal’s priority list, they’re still in two other competitions.

They travel to Manchester City in the FA Cup fourth round on Friday and are waiting to discover their last-16 opponents in the Europa League.

The trip to Etihad Stadium could see Trossard make his full Gunners debut after he was a late substitute in Sunday’s win over Manchester United.

He missed Brighton’s third round victory at Middlesbrough earlier this month, which means he ISN’T cup tied and is eligible to play.



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