Southampton look elsewhere after Aarons interest

Max Aarons
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Southampton are unlikely to continue their pursuit of Bournemouth full-back Max Aarons after the Cherries demanded £10m.

The Saints had a bid of about £6m rejected for the defender last week.

But they will now move on to other targets as they prepare for a return to the Premier League, which starts with a trip to Newcastle United on 17 August.

Southampton boss Russell Martin, who signed a new three-year contract along with his staff earlier this month, tried to bring in Aarons from Norwich City last year only for the 24-year-old to join the Cherries.