Arsenal have reportedly stalled their pursuit of Tariq Lamptey with the Brighton & Hove Albion defender set to undergo a surgery.
Lamptey has been mentioned as the top target, but a deal appears unlikely with the 20-year-old set to undergo an operation for a hamstring injury.
The procedure will keep him out of action for around three months and the Gunners have reportedly cooled their interest in signing him.
Aarons is also on the radar of Manchester United, Everton and Bayern Munich. The German champions have already made an approach.
The Gunners may need to open negotiations with the Canaries as soon as possible to land the England Under-21 international ahead of their rivals.