Arsenal-linked Ajax goalkeeper André Onana has doping ban reduced

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Ajax goalkeeper André Onana has seen his doping ban officially reduced to nine months by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

Onana was handed a 12-month suspension by Uefa after he was found to have the banned substance Furosemide in his urine sample.

The 25-year-old was also banned from all footballing activities until February 2022 and couldn’t even train with Ajax – forcing him to train with an amateur club in Amsterdam.

But after appealing his case to CAS on June 2, the result has since been changed after the court found Onana “innocent of significant fault”.

The suspension will now end on November 4 (2021) and up to that time – it covers all football activities – both national and international.

Onana is allowed to restart his training two months before the end of the suspension which will be on 4 September.

Arsenal have been heavily liked with the goalkeeper – whose current deal runs out next summer – and could reportedly be available for between €7-9m.

Onana has made 204 appearances for Ajax since joining from Barcelona in 2015, winning two Eredivisie and two KNVB Cup titles.