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Multiple reports state Bayern Munich is walking away from a pursuit of Norwich City’s Max Aarons

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After a brief flirtation, it appears that the price for Max Aarons is too high for Bayern Munich.

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After what looked to be a relatively brief courtship, it appears that Bayern Munich will not pursue Norwich City right-back Max Aarons.

Aarons, whose rumored transfer fee is between €30 to €35 million, is likely too expensive for the Bavarians given the club’s COVID-19 induced financial constraints and the fact that he would not be a guaranteed starter.

With Benjamin Pavard entrenched as a fixture in the starting XI and Niklas Süle able to swing out wide when needed, spending that much on a player that would project to being a substitute is not within Bayern Munch’s budgetary plan. In addition, the club is still saddled with deep reserve Bouna Sarr and his contract, which runs through the 2023/2024 season.

The Aarons “saga” was all the rage on social media this morning for the transfer merchants as quite a few experts released their own version of the story.

Sport Bild chief Christian Falk gave his take in confirming that Bayern Munich would walk away from the negotiating table due to Aarons’ cost:

Meanwhile, Fabrizio Romano indicated that Everton was now the frontrunner with Manchester United also in the mix:

Finally, Sport1’s Florian Plettenberg confirmed his own report that Bayern Munich is being very “cautious” in the transfer market. Clearly, €30 to €35 million for a right-back who is not guaranteed to start did not fit into Bayern Munich’s buying vision for the summer transfer window: