Chelsea and Arsenal are set to go head-to-head in the transfer market for the services of Norwich City defender Max Aarons, according to The Mirror (October 11th, page 57).
The 18-year-old has impressed this season and has established himself as the Canaries’ first-choice defender down the right side, appearing in seven Championship matches and earning two more appearances in the EFL Cup – scoring against Cardiff City.
He only made his first-team debut at the start of the season in the EFL Cup victory over Stevenage and has not looked back since, starring for a defence who have lost just won of their last seven league matches.
Aarons has only recently signed a new five-year deal with the Canaries but the England U19 international is now being eyed by both Chelsea and Arsenal, who could take their London rivalry into the transfer market.
Chelsea currently have Cesar Azpilicueta as their first choice down the right side, whereas Arsenal have both Hector Bellerin and Stephan Lichtsteiner competing for a first-team spot.