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Arsenal remain keen on £60m star this month despite financial restrictions

Arsenal are careful not to break FFP rules and so will need to make a sale before making an offer.

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Arsenal’s chances of signing a player in the January transfer window is currently hampered by Financial Fair Play (FFP) restrictions which requires a significant sale before a transfer is made. The Gunners are keen on signing a £60m rated star but it will not be easy for the north London club to get such a deal over the line.

At the moment, Arsenal only have a limited transfer budget at their disposal. They will also be very wary of not falling foul of Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules or any of the Premier League’s other financial restrictions, having recently seen both Everton and Nottingham Forest charged with such misconduct.

Like with the search for a new forward, Arsenal will look to offload one player in the final week of the winter transfer to be able to test Everton FC with a late-bid for their midfielder.

This is according to Belgian journalist Sacha Tavolieri, who has shared an update on Arsenal’s interest in Amadou Onana.

Arsenal are reportedly in talks to sign Everton midfielder Amadou Onana this month (Image credit: Getty Images)

Despite a glaring desire to reinforce his squad for the crucial months of the season, Mikel Arteta’s Gunners are yet to do any business in January, with just six days until the window closes next Thursday.

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This pressing situation is shared by many clubs, a situation that has led to a less busy transfer window across the major leagues in Europe.

That notwhitsanding, are still keen on a move for Onana and have reportedly maintained contact with the player.

Tavolieri now says, Arsenal could still make move for the midfielder if they make a significant sale this month.

While the discussions around Arsenal’s need for a new striker have dominated transfer talks, there’s also a notable gap in midfield options for Arteta.

The departure of Granit Xhaka to Bayer Leverkusen during the summer left a void that many believe Arteta has yet to fill adequately.

Onana has been a standout performer for the Toffees this season, drawing attention from several elite clubs. While Arsenal has a longstanding interest in the player, reports suggest that Everton is poised to request approximately £60 million for the midfielder.

Thomas Partey and Emile Rowe could be sacrificed for space and funds to sign Amadou Onana before the January transfer is closed in six days.

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