Arsenal have a desire to sign Everton’s Amadou Onana after a failed attempt in January.

That’s according to Het Nieuwsblad, who say the midfielder didn’t leave the Toffees in the last window since he didn’t want to abandon them in their fight to avoid relegation.

Everton are 16th in the table, level on points with 17th placed Nottingham Forest and 18th placed AFC Bournemouth. It’s certain the 21-year-old will leave Goodison Park if they get relegated.

If Sean Dyche’s side continue in the Premier League, there’s still a 99% chance he’ll change clubs in the summer. Arsenal are among the options, and they have been closely following Onana since the winter market.

It’s claimed the Gunners have been in ‘constant contact’ with the Belgium international’s entourage over a potential deal in the summer.

Mikel Arteta’s side would also be delighted to know the player feels ready to take the next step in his career.

Everton are also willing to raise funds from his sale and are aiming to earn between €60m and €70m. This, coupled with Onana’s desire to take the next step, makes his exit ‘almost certain’ after this season.

Arsenal want to attract Onana in the next window and have been told the conditions needed to carry out the operation.