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Barcelona have two bids rejected for Norwich right back Max Aarons

Norwich’s Max Aarons / JOE GIDDENS/PA IMAGES

Nélson Semedo could be on his way out, and ESPN are reporting that Barcelona are already looking for a replacement, and has had two bids rejected for Norwich right back Max Aarons.

The club sources which ESPN have confronted also say that the club first contacted Aarons’ agents back in May and that personal terms have already been agreed.

The only piece left in the puzzle is to agree a transfer fee with Norwich, which so far has proved unsuccessful. ESPN say that Barcelona’s first offer of 20 million euros was rejected.

A second offer was also rejected, but Barcelona have not yet given up on securing the services of the 20 year old. If Aarons signs, he would be the first Englishman since Gary Lineker to permanently be part of the first team.

Sources at the club have already told ESPN that Barcelona are looking to sell Nélson Semedo, and hope to get more than 30 million euros for him. That 30 million would be used to reinvest in a younger right back. If Barcelona ends up unsuccessful in signing Aarons, they would look to Ajax’s Sergiño Dest as an alternative. Diogo Dalot from Manchester United and Hector Bellerin from Arsenal are also on the club’s radar.

Barcelona faces competition from Bayern Munich for both Aarons and Dest. Sources have told ESPN that the germans are in pole position to sign Ajax’s American right back.

ESPN also say that Barcelona cannot afford to buy players without selling anyone, which is why they initially offered a one-year loan for Aarons.