ARSENAL have joined rivals Tottenham in the transfer race for Norwich right-back Max Aarons but refuse to pay the £30m valuation, according to reports.

Gunners boss Mikel Arteta is keen to add another right-back into his squad to compete with Hector Bellerin but limited funds in the Emirates camp could prove a stumbling block.

Aarons has shone for Daniel Farke’s side despite their relegation struggles this campaign, clocking up 27 appearances out of a possible 29.

But the bottom-of-the-table Canaries look set to lose one of their most-prized assets in the summer, with Arsenal now joining Spurs and Manchester United in the battle for the London whizkid, according to Goal. 

The 20-year-old, who last summer signed a five-year deal to tie him to the club until 2024, is primarily a right-back but has proven to be equally as comfortable on the opposite side.

The Canaries starlet came through the ranks at the club's academy and if Norwich face relegation this term then they may find it hard to resist a big-money offer from Premier League outfits for their golden boy.

Aarons is also on the Red Devils' radar and was rumoured to be part of a potential double swoop including youngster Todd Cantwell.