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Norwich City transfer rumours: Max Aarons on Crystal Palace's radar

PUBLISHED: 13:16 11 June 2019 | UPDATED: 13:46 11 June 2019

Norwich City youngster Max Aarons is in Crystal Palace's sights if they sell Aaron Wan-Bissaka to Manchester United 
Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Norwich City youngster Max Aarons is in Crystal Palace's sights if they sell Aaron Wan-Bissaka to Manchester United Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Paul Chesterton

Crystal Palace will turn to Norwich City starlet Max Aarons - if they sell Aaron Wan-Bissaka to Manchester United.

Sky Sports claimed on Tuesday lunchtime Aarons would be the Eagles' number one target to replace right-back Wan-Bissaka, who is being heavily touted with a mega-money move to Old Trafford.

The Red Devils have already reportedly failed with a £40m offer as Palace demand at least £60m for the highly-rated England Under-21 international.

Aarons has previously been touted with Tottenham after a stunning breakthrough season for the Canaries that ended with a Championship winners' medal and the attacking full back being crowned the EFL young player-of-the-year.

Sky Sports reporter, Kaveh Solhekol, suggests United could even turn their attentions to Aarons if they fail to tempt Palace to sell Wan-Bissaka.

City's sporting director Stuart Webber has repeatedly made it clear the top flight new boys are under no pressure to offload any of their best talent.

"You can never say never. If one of the huge boys comes in then that conversation might change from their side or whatever." he said earlier this month. "All the conversations that I've had with them as individuals and their agents, there's no pushing from them.

"The brilliant thing about promotion as well, is that we're not going to go out and spend a lot of money but also we don't have to go out and sell.

"For the last two years we've been talking about who we are going to sell, how much for, how much do we need to raise? It's nice to be thinking that we've got our crown jewels and we can keep them, continue to develop them, continue to work with them.

"Naturally there will come a point when people outgrow you, or you outgrow them. So there might be some of our players moved out in 12 months who have been an unbelievable part of the journey, who we might be selling, because we've gone ahead of them.

"But likewise there might be some players who outgrow us and 'Man United want them, or Liverpool' or whatever and actually we can't compete with that because that's the Champions League and the biggest clubs in the world. But if you take this year, it's almost like, why would you leave?"

Aarons is under contract at Carrow Road until 2023 but has established himself as the club's first choice right back ahead of a Premier League return.

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