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Is Bayern Munich still interested in Norwich City’s Max Aarons?

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Bayern had been linked with Aarons in the past, but now he’s been given the green light to leave the Canaries.

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During the last transfer window, Bayern Munich had shown some interest in Norwich City’s Max Aarons. They were in the market for a right-back and Sergino Dest was also being pursued, but, of course, he wound up choosing Barcelona over Bayern. In the end, Bayern had to settle for the signing of Bouna Sarr just before the transfer deadline.

Per a new report from Sport Bild, Bayern could still be interested in bringing Aarons to Munich. Norwich City has just recently clinched promotion back into the Premier League after getting relegated last season. Aarons has been a regular feature at right-back for Daniel Farke’s side and he’s only missed once match in the Championship this season, only because he had been away on international duty with England’s U-21s. In total, he’s made 44 appearances across all competitions for the Canaries this season and is on the radar for a handful of clubs, including Bayern.

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Max Aarons could be available, but will Bayern Munich have the budget room for a move?
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Most importantly, Aarons has been given the green light to leave Norwich this summer by the club’s front office and ownership. The club is well aware that there are a handful of suitors that are ready to pay a decent fee to acquire his services. The one potential roadblock for Bayern, or whoever the purchasing club would be, is that his current contract with Norwich runs through 2024 and thus, he would likely cost somewhere around €35 million. The fee alone could very well put Bayern off altogether for the 21-year-old, who has been one Bayern’s so called “shadow team” of transfer targets.

It’s also reported that Everton, West Ham United, AS Roma, and FC Barcelona are interested in Aarons and monitoring his situation right now. For Bayern, his fee might be way too high, but Sarr’s performances this season haven’t really suggested that Bayern has found a viable backup for Benjamin Pavard at the right back position, even with the fact that Niklas Süle can play there as well, if needed. Süle still has not yet entered contract negotiations at Bayern, though, and Chelsea is keen on signing him. He would cost roughly €30-€40 million, so that would potentially free up some funds for Bayern to reinvest in their defensive line.