MANCHESTER UNITED may be put off signing Max Aarons due to Norwich's £35million asking price, according to reports.
The Red Devils are one of a number of clubs interested in the 21-year-old ahead of the summer transfer window.
But despite Aarons appearing certain for a move, Championship table-toppers Norwich won't budge on their valuation.
And this decision could lead to United prioritising other investments.
According to the Express, club chiefs may deem a £35m outlay on Aarons 'unnecessary' – choosing to target a new striker and centre-back instead.
The Red Devils already forked out £50m for Aaron Wan-Bissaka in 2019, and also have talented prospect Brandon Williams in reserve.
Sevilla defender Jules Kounde has emerged as a serious target, although club chiefs may also be reluctant to match his £68m release clause.
United want a forward despite being set to hand Edinson Cavani a one-year extension, as they plot a long-term option upfront.
Even if the Red Devils cool their interest, Aarons will not be short of options.
SunSport revealed this week that Norwich turned down a £20m bid from Roma last month.
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Everton and Bayern Munich are also interested in the England youth international.
And Barcelona tried to sign him last summer.
Norwich sporting director Stuart Webber said: "The only interest was in Max. No other players.
"We decided not to act on that interest, with Max’s blessing I must add, because it was from abroad and wouldn’t have been quite right for him and definitely wasn’t right for us at that time.
"It was about keeping the squad together."
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