Norwich City transfer rumours: United step up Aarons' pursuit

PUBLISHED: 10:53 19 June 2019 | UPDATED: 14:03 19 June 2019

Norwich City right back Max Aarons continues to be touted with Manchester United Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Norwich City right back Max Aarons continues to be touted with Manchester United Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Paul Chesterton

Norwich City starlet Max Aarons is emerging as a serious summer transfer target for Manchester United, according to Sky Sports News.

The Red Devils' attempt to snare Crystal Palace's Aaron Wan-Bissaka has so far been rebuffed by the Eagles, who have reportedly rejected two approaches for the £50m-rated England Under-21 right back.

Aarons was touted as a possible alternative last week and Sky Sports News claim on Wednesday morning the Canaries' rising star remains an option.

The Old Trafford club have also reportedly contacted Napoli about Albanian international full back Elseid Hysaj.

Aarons has previously been linked with Tottenham after a stunning breakthrough season for the Canaries that ended with a Championship winners' medal and the attacking full back being crowned the EFL young player-of-the-year.

City's sporting director Stuart Webber has repeatedly made it clear the top flight new boys are under no pressure to offload any of their best emerging talent.

"You can never say never. If one of the huge boys comes in then that conversation might change from their side or whatever." he said earlier at Colney earlier this summer. "All the conversations that I've had with them as individuals and their agents, there's no pushing from them.

"Naturally there will come a point when people outgrow you, or you outgrow them. So there might be some of our players moved out in 12 months who have been an unbelievable part of the journey, who we might be selling, because we've gone ahead of them.

"But likewise there might be some players who outgrow us and 'Man United want them, or Liverpool' or whatever and actually we can't compete with that because that's the Champions League and the biggest clubs in the world. But if you take this year, it's almost like, why would you leave?"

Aarons is under contract at Carrow Road until 2023 but has established himself as the club's first choice right back ahead of a Premier League return.

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