In an exclusive interview with This Is Futbol, former Everton defender Michael Ball has shared some information regarding his old side’s pursuit of Max Aarons.
According to the Italian journalist, the Merseyside club are now looking at other players for that position.
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This latest development, however, does not necessarily guarantee that Aarons will remain at Carrow Road, with Romano reporting that there is interest from elsewhere.
Failing to land Aarons will come as a blow to Everton, with Ball revealing that the Toffees had been tracking the 21-year-old for the last 18 months.
Speaking exclusively to TIF about Everton’s interest in the player, the retired full-back said:
“I do know Everton have been showing interest for 18 months or so with Max, and I think Norwich, rightly so, are holding out for a maximum fee for him.
“They’ve been in dialogue for quite a while and it looked like it was going to be the obvious choice. But with his performances for Norwich, other teams have started to come to the table, and it seems Everton don’t want to be part of a bidding war.”
It will now be interesting to see where Carlo Ancelotti and Marcel Brands turn to as they look for a long-term successor to the long-serving Seamus Coleman.