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Chelsea target Onana admits he wants to leave Ajax

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.”

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