Chelsea’s hopes of signing Andre Onana have been boosted after the goalkeeper confirmed his desire to leave Ajax this summer.
The Cameroon international has been linked with a move to the Premier League in recent months after establishing himself as one of the finest shot-stoppers outside of Europe’s leading leagues, with Chelsea boss Frank Lampard believed to be monitoring the 24-year-old ahead of a potential move.
Barcelona are also reportedly tracking the progress of Onana – who previously spent time in the club’s La Masia youth system – with the goalkeeper having impressed in helping Ajax to a domestic double and the Champions League semi-finals last season.
Onana has now raised speculation he could be set for a big-money move, after revealing he is ready ‘to take a step’ in his career after five seasons in Amsterdam.
“Don’t get me wrong, I am very happy with Ajax and I am very grateful to the club,” he told Dutch publication, AD.
“It was five great years here, but now my time has come to take a step. We made that appointment last year.
“I don’t yet know what will happen, but my ambitions and agreements are clear.”