Leeds United is in pole position to sign Norwich City full back Max Aarons, with the clubs in advanced talks over a deal that could rise to £12m.

The England Under-21 European Championship winner was heavily linked with Southampton before the league kick-off, but Daniel Farke's Whites are now believed to be in the box seat.

Discussions remain ongoing with potential suitors, but Aarons is expected to depart ahead of next month's transfer deadline, given the 23-year-old has entered the final 12 months of his Carrow Road contract.

Farke handed the full back his senior debut in green and yellow, before Aarons went on to win two league titles under the German.

Aarons is now the club's longest-serving player, with 213 senior appearances, but along with fellow wantaway winger Milot Rashica has had a watching brief since a delayed pre-season return following his exploits with the Young Lions.

City recruited Jack Stacey over the summer, who was impressive again in the opening day 2-1 Championship win against Hull City.

Teenage prospect Kellen Fisher has also impressed since arriving from Bromley, with head coach David Wagner sanctioning a departure for Bali Mumba.

Both Aarons and sporting director Stuart Webber mapped out the direction of travel at the start of the summer regarding the player's City future.

Leeds appear to be in the market for defensive reinforcements, after early season injuries to Liam Cooper and Junior Firpo.

Reports on Monday night also suggest Tottenham centre back Joe Rodon is heading to Yorkshire on a season-long loan deal. 

Former Norwich defender Sam Byram linked up with Farke at his first club, after his Canaries release, and was a second half substitute in Sunday's 2-2 Elland Road comeback against Cardiff City.