Sport AC Milan join Manchester United and Everton in race to sign in-demand Norwich City man
Man Utd and Everton stumble in City's wake
Man Utd and Everton stumble in City's wakeLONDON (Reuters) - Manchester City are romping away in the title race but the Premier League continued to throw up surprises on Sunday as first Manchester United and then Everton dropped points to sides written off as relegation fodder.
Italian giants A.C. Milan are the latest club to join the queue for Norwich City star Max Aarons, according to, with the player set to be in the middle of a tug of war this summer.
The 21-year-old performed admirably in his debut Premier League campaign last season, and he’s been an ever-present in the Canaries’ quest to get back to the top flight at the first time of asking.
Aarons has forged a fantastic right-sided partnership with another player being linked to big clubs – Emi Buendia – and it’s only natural that top teams would be interested in him.
Everton discover Norwich's valuation of Max Aarons
Everton have learned the full extent of the potential fee that defensive transfer target Max Aarons could command. The Toffees were linked with the home-grown Norwich City right-back just before the start of the January transfer window, with the belief that he was being eyed as an ideal long-term replacement for 32-year-old club captain Seamus Coleman. Over the summer transfer window, Everton brought in Aarons’ former teammate Ben Godfrey from Norwich City, with the young centre-back commanding a fee of £25m.
Per, the Rossoneri are not convinced by Diogo Dalot’s performances this season and he’s likely to go back to Manchester United at the end of the season instead of signing permanently.
And Aarons is a player that Milan legend – and now technical director – Paolo Maldini is a big fan of and he could use his influence to try and bring him to Italy.
But there’s set to be lots of competition for his signature. Bayern Munich and Manchester United have both been– the latter apparently put off by Norwich’s £35 million valuation.
Another club that’s circling is Everton, who are no stranger to purchasing a player from Carrow Road following the signing of Ben Godfrey last year.
Reputable reporter Fabrizio Romano has confirmed that the Toffees are ‘‘ on trying to get a deal done for the youngster, but with the competition circling they may have to wait a while.
It’s no surprise to see such a big interest in Aarons – he won’t be playing in the Championship next season one way or another, put it that way.
Norwich kept most of their relegated team together and they’re proving too good for the rest of the league, and Aarons’ performances have only improved.
Quite frankly it would be a miracle if he’s still at Norwich at the start of next season, but stranger things have happened in football.
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