Bournemouth set to hijack Leeds United move for Max Aarons

Bournemouth are set to hijack Leeds United’s move for Max Aarons.

The Championship club had a deal in place with Norwich City for the England Under-21 international for a package rising to as much as £12million.

A medical was set to take place ahead of the 23-year-old moving to Elland Road, but Bournemouth have made a late approach to scupper their plans.

He now looks set to join the Premier League club instead.

Aarons, who played for Leeds head coach Daniel Farke at Norwich, has only a year remaining on his contract at Carrow Road.

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Bournemouth have been in the market for at least one right-back all summer and are keen to complete the move ahead of their opening fixture against West Ham United on Saturday.

Former Bournemouth right-back Jack Stacey joined Norwich as a free agent earlier this summer as the club prepared for Aarons’ departure.

A deal for Tottenham Hotspur defender Joe Rodon is still progressing with Leeds hopeful he will join ahead of Saturday’s clash with Birmingham City.

They lost captain and central defender Liam Cooper to injury for eight weeks at the weekend and have moved rapidly to secure reinforcements in the aftermath of Sunday’s 2-2 draw with Cardiff City.

Rodon’s expected arrival will take their summer signings to four, following the arrivals of Ethan Ampadu, Karl Darlow and Sam Byram.

Additional reporting: Jacob Tanswell

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