Transfer Talk: Chelsea, Arsenal eye Everton midfielder Onana

The transfer window is now open in Europe, and there are plenty of moves in the works and gossip swirling around. Transfer Talk brings you all the latest buzz on rumours, comings, goings and, of course, done deals!

TOP STORY: Chelsea, Arsenal monitor Onana

Chelsea look set to join the race to sign Everton defensive midfielder Amadou Onana, according to the Mirror.

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Arsenal have recently been linked with the 22-year-old, but it is said that talks are yet to begin over a potential deal. The Gunners are likely required to offload a player before committing to a significant transfer fee this month, with the club open to parting ways with forward Eddie Nketiah and goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale.

That could present an opportunity for Chelsea to move ahead of the Gunners in the race for Onana’s signature, amid belief that the Toffees would be willing to move him on in January if their valuation is met.

Onana, who has made 16 appearances in the Premier League this season, arrived at Goodison Park from Lille for a fee worth £33.5 million in 2022, and remains contracted until the summer 2027.

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London rivals Chelsea and Arsenal appear set to battle it out for the signature of Everton midfielder Amadou Onana. Nathan Stirk/Getty Images


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