GOOD MORNING GUNNERS FANS
Arsenal target Andre Onana had his 12-month doping ban appeal heard by the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Wednesday.
And the outcome could reportedly cost suitors Arsenal £6million.
Should Onana’s ban be upheld, then the Gunners would be able to sign the shot-stopper for just £1.7million, according to Dutch publication NOS.
However is the ban is lifted or shortened, then the North Londoners would have to fork out £7.75m.
Meanwhile, Arsenal have reportedly been offered Cengiz Under or Amadou Diawara in Roma’s bid to sign Granit Xhaka.
Gazzetta Italia claims the Swiss midfielder is valued at £17million by the Gunners.
And Jose Mourinho’s new side hope to avoid a cash payment by making a straight player swap this summer.
In other news, Arsenal are reportedly weighing up a move to bring Lille right-back Zeki Celik to the Emirates as a replacement for Hector Bellerin.
The Standard claims Turkey international Celik has been identified by Mikel Arteta after leading Lille to Ligue 1 title glory.
The ace could cost just £13million.
And that would also be offset by Bellerin’s transfer fee, with Real Betis understood to be lining him up.
Finally, Emile Smith Rowe is a reported shock target for Aston Villa.
The Telegraph claims Dean Smith is interested in the versatile playmaker, who is out of contract in 2023.
Arsenal want to hand Smith Rowe a new deal but Villa are ready to pounce should talks continue to make little progress.