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Barcelona have failed to sign Max Aarons from Norwich, after the Championship side turned down two bids for the young right back.
The 20-year-old has impressed in his first two seasons for the club, despite their relegation last season, and has previously been linked with some high profile clubs.
Barca look to have been the first club to make a bid but their offers have been batted away by Norwich, and it's easy to see why.
According to the Athletic's David Ornstein both bids were loan deals. Barca would have had an option to buy but the Canaries were only willing to consider if the buy option was an obligation.
One of the deals that the La Liga side offered didn't even include any financial penalties for them if the player didn't get on the pitch.
1st dialogue between Barcelona & Norwich on Max Aarons was loan with option to buy + no financial penalties depending on appearances. 2nd was loan with option + financial penalties relating to apps. #NCFC would only have considered if obligation to buy @TheAthleticUK #FCBarcelona https://t.co/D1rMMNoH6H- David Ornstein (@David_Ornstein) September 19, 2020
According to Sky Sports the player had already agreed terms with the Spanish side before the talks broke down over the two deals.
It seems that Ronald Koeman's team won't be going back in for Aarons and have now turned their attention to young Ajax right back Sergino Dest.
Reports claim that the Eredivisie side want €25 million for the Dutch born 19-year-old, who has already represented the US men's team at international level.
Bayern Munich are also reportedly interested in signing Dest and Barca may need to sell before they can buy the full back.
Barca have also previously been linked with a move for Memphis Depay as a replacement for Luis Suarez, but so far the Uruguayan has yet to leave the Nou Camp.
Time is running out for Koeman to improve his team, with just over two weeks left of the transfer window.
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