Arsenal are planning a summer season transfer for Everton midfielder Amadou Onana, based on reviews in Belgium.
The Gunners had thought-about a transfer for Onana within the January switch window however as an alternative opted to finish a £12 million deal for Jorginho.
Chelsea had additionally focused Onana in January however the 21-year-old rejected a change to Stamford Bridge as he needed to assist Everton’s struggle to stay within the Premier League.
In keeping with Het Nieuwsblad, Arsenal have retained their curiosity in Onana and have been ‘in fixed contact’ with the midfielder’s representatives forward of the summer season window.
The report claims that Chelsea have additionally not given up on signing the Belgium worldwide
Everton, in the meantime are stated to be open to promoting Onana on the finish of the season however are holding out for a €70 million (£61.3m) switch payment.
Onana has made a powerful impression at Everton following his £33m transfer from Lille final August.
And Sean Dyche is eager for the midfielder to develop in each defensive and attacking areas earlier than Everton’s season is over.
‘It’s good for his growth,’ Dyche stated.
‘I’ve spoken to him about taking part in totally different roles in midfield. At Lille he performed in a two. He’s performed deep mendacity and now the No 8 for us.
‘I desire a younger participant like him to know all of the roles of various types of play. Possibly when they’re 28, they may be in an out-and-out place.
‘Generally the fashionable world of soccer has turn into too individualised; you’re solely going to be that participant and typically that may maintain a participant’s profession again. Generally that will get of their head. I feel, ‘grasp on, you might have far more to supply than simply doing that’.’