Everton are interested in signing Max Aarons from Norwich and are prepared to rival Bayern Munich for the signature of the England U-21 international.
Aarons has attracted interest from a number of leading clubs following an impressive breakthrough with the Canaries, the full-back having won admirers despite the club’s relegation from the Premier League last season.
The 21-year-old was linked with an exit following Norwich’s drop into the second tier but has remained and played a key part in the club’s promotion push, making 31 league appearances for the Championship leaders during the current campaign.
Aarons has been strongly linked with a move to Bayern Munich in recent months with the Bundesliga champions reportedly monitoring his progress, whilst Manchester United are understood to have scouted the youngster as they consider their options at right-back.
According to Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, Everton are now prepared to join the race with Carlo Ancelotti keen to strengthen his defensive options at the end of the campaign.
Everton are interested in Max Aarons as potential target for the next transfer window. He’s in the list, as Ancelotti is looking for a new right-back. 🔵 #EFC
It’s gonna be a long race: Bayern Münich have already opened talks with Norwich to sign Aarons, Man Utd scouted him too.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) February 23, 2021
Ancelotti is keen to sign a new right-back this summer with club captain Seamus Coleman approaching the latter stages of his career, Everton having used the likes of Mason Holgate and Ben Godfrey has full-back cover this season.
The Toffees signed Godfrey in a £20m deal from Norwich last summer and the 23-year-old has impressed during his debut season on Merseyside, with the club now considering an approach for former Norwich teammate Aarons.
Aarons has been amongst the stand-out players of the Championship season and is expected to leave Norwich at the end of the campaign, regardless of whether Daniel Farke’s side secure an instant return to the Premier League.