Everton have been handed a major boost in their potential boost of Norwich City star Max Aarons, with Bayern Munich distancing themselves from a deal.
The Blues are thought to be keen on Aarons, who impressed for Norwich in the Premier League last season and has continued to do so in the Championship this year.
He’s viewed as a potential replacement for captain Seamus Coleman, with the right-back position having been a problem one for Everton this season.
The Toffees are not the only ones interested, though, with several other clubs in England and Europe all thought to be keeping an eye on him.
One of those are Bayern Munich, who have long been linked with a potential move and would be serious competition for Everton to fight off if they were to get their man.
The Bundesliga champions, though, are no longer a problem, according to SportBILD journalist Christian Falk.
“It’s about Max Aarons, who plays right-back for Norwich,” he told BILD.
“Now there are always the rumours would go to Munich from England. It’s true. We have done some research. My colleague Tobias Scheffel is also on it in Bavaria.
“But, Bayern are no longer serious because Norwich is too active in pushing and spreading the word that they are saying no.
“It’s not that concrete; maybe they have looked at the player, but they just want to make a good price with the player and, according to our information, are keeping their distance from them.”