Roma Turn Attention To Chelsea Target After Malcom Deal Collapse

Sherman Parsons
July 24, 2018

Barcelona made contact with Bordeaux following the failure to sign Brazil global Willian from Chelsea and, according to Italian media reports, made a bid larger than the reported fee of 38 million euros agreed with Roma.

Barcelona announce that they signed Bordeaux winger Malcom on a five-year contract.

He is, however, set to continue his development in Catalunya as he prepares to enter into a five-year deal.

Malcom, yet to be capped at senior level by Brazil, will arrive in Barcelona on Tuesday and undergo a medical the following day before joining the team on their United States tour.

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Barca face Tottenham in Los Angeles on Saturday in the International Champions Cup, when Malcom could make his debut for his new club.

He was tipped to join Premier League club Everton, before Roma swooped in and agreed a £32m fee for the Brazilian, but Barcelona have gazumped the Giallorossi's offer and he will be heading to La Liga for the forthcoming campaign.

It would add even more intrigue to the fixture at the AT&T Stadium, given Barca will already have one eye on avenging last season's shock Champions League exit at the hands of the Serie A side.

However, Sky in Italy are reporting that Barcelona have now entered the race the sign the highly-rated forward, who scored 12 goals in 38 appearances last season.

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