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Report: Spurs have 'greatest chance' of signing £18.7m PL stalwart Mourinho had one problem with

Tottenham Hotspur are battling Jose Mourinho and Everton for Norwich City right-back Max Aarons, with Calciomercato.It reporting that Spurs are his most likely destination.

Aarons seems to have been linked with a move to Tottenham Hotspur Stadium for almost as long as he has been in the Norwich first-team.

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One of the more recent links seemed to end up down a dead-end due to Jose Mourinho. It was previously claimed that the Portuguese deemed that the 21-year-old was too short in height for his Spurs side.

Interestingly however, Mourinho appears to have experienced a change of heart following his appointment at Roma.

Calciomercato.It reports that the Giallorossi now want the £18.7 million-rated Norwich starlet. However, Mourinho faces plenty of competition for his signature.

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The report claims that Borussia Dortmund are very interested. Meanwhile, Antonio Conte wants him at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. And Everton are also in the running.

Calciomercato.It adds that Spurs are the front-runners in the battle, with a move on the cards in January or next summer.

Aarons would have plenty to prove if he joined Tottenham

There was definitely a spell when Aarons was one of the most exciting talents in the Premier League. And in fairness, he is still only 21.

However, it would appear that some Spurs fans would be underwhelmed if they signed Aarons. He has perhaps not quite kicked on as some would have expected.

Tottenham do have several options on the right. Emerson Royal has been first-choice since his arrival. Japhet Tanganga started in that position against the Canaries on Sunday. And Matt Doherty managed to impress plenty after he came on in the 3-0 win.

Aarons meanwhile, did not have the best game. And with Norwich facing a battle to stay in the Premier League, it is going to be difficult for the youngster to prove himself this season.

So if he did join Tottenham, he would seemingly have some doubters to win over.

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