Bayern Munich are stepping up their pursuit of Norwich City right back Max Aarons.
The 21-year-old saw a move to Barcelona fall through last summer and is on the radar of Manchester United but Bayern have remained in contact over the past two seasons and are keen to sign him this summer.
Aarons, under contract until 2024, has continued to build a reputation as one of the best right backs in the country despite being in the Championship this season and has been instrumental in Norwich pushing for promotion once again.
Sports director Stuart Webber confirmed there was interest from abroad in Aarons last month but all parties believed any discussion over a transfer was best left until the end of the season.
Bayern are looking to add depth to their defence with younger players. They have already agreed a deal with Red Bull Leipzig’s 22-year-old centre back Dayot Upamecano.
And, as Sportsmail reported last month, they also have a pre-contract agreement in place with Reading left-back Omar Richards, also 22.