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Everton in the race with Bayern Munich and Manchester United to sign Max Aarons from Norwich City

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Bayern Munich could face stiff competition in their pursuit of the right-back.

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Bayern Munich has been interested in Norwich City’s Max Aarons for the better part of the past twelve months, as he was one of the right-backs the club was interested in acquiring alongside Sergino Dest. Of course, Dest wound up signing with FC Barcelona and Aarons stayed put with the Canaries.

Bayern wound up signing Bouna Sarr from Olympique Marseille to serve as a backup for Benjamin Pavard. Sarr’s performances have been less than convincing.

Per Fabrizio Romano, Bayern could now face competition from Everton in the Premier League for Aarons’ signature. Carlo Ancelotti is reportedly in the market for another right-back for the Toffees this summer and Aarons is near the top of their list of candidates. He currently has captain Seamus Coleman as his starting right-back, who is one of the longest serving players in the current Everton squad.

Coleman’s current contract is set to expire in the summer of 2022, so it is imperative that Ancelotti starts planning for the future. With Yerry Mina, Ben Godfrey, Michael Keane, and Mason Holgate in the ranks, Ancelotti has an abundance of center-backs, though Holgate has deputized as a right-back before. It is still clear that Everton needs to invest in another top right-back to plan for the future. Lucas Digne also, in theory, can swap flanks, but his preferred position in left-back.

As Romano reports, Bayern has already opened discussions with Norwich City over potentially signing Aarons this summer, but he’d also been heavily scouted by Manchester United, so adding Everton to the mix could further complicate things for Bayern.

The information from Romano also comes less than a week after Norwich owner Delia Smith said that Aarons was going to be one of the “top footballers” and it “won’t be at Norwich,” all but confirming he would be leaving this summer.