By Pete O'Rourke

1st Sep, 2022 | 10:04pm

Sources: Norwich City respond to late Southampton offer for Max Aarons

Norwich City have rejected loan offers from Southampton and Villarreal for Max Aarons, sources have told Football Insider.

The 22-year-old has been in high demand during the summer window, with several clubs tabling bids to sign the right-back on a temporary basis.

However, Norwich have been unwilling to sanction a loan move and would only consider a permanent deal.

It is understood Aarons had been given reassurances he could leave Carrow Road this summer if an appropriate offer came in.

Football Insider reported earlier on Thursday (1 September) that Borussia Mönchengladbach’s loan-to-buy offer had been knocked back.

Mönchengladbach are managed by former Norwich boss Daniel Farke and he wanted to take Aarons to Germany.

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Sources told Football Insider last month (18 August) that Norwich had rejected offers from Italian duo Atalanta and Monza for the former England Under-21 international.

He still has two years left to run on his Norwich contract and Dean Smith sees him as a key part of his side.

Norwich are trying to win promotion straight back to the Premier League and Aarons has been an ever-present thus far this term.

Smith’s side are currently second in the Championship after winning their last four games.

They are next in action on Saturday (3 September) when they host strugglers Coventry City.

Aarons has scored six times and provided 15 assists in 174 appearances across all competitions for Norwich, including 70 games in the Premier League.

In other news, an ex-Fifa official has demanded a major change after a Todd Cantwell development at Norwich City.