Arsenal looking to seal deal to sign FC Barcelona winger – report

Arsenal are looking to sign Malcom ahead of Everton this summer, according to reports

Transfer Agent
By Transfer Agent
Unai Emery
Unai Emery (Photo: Screengrab)

Arsenal are interested in hijacking Everton’s move to sign FC Barcelona winger Malcom this summer, according to reports in the British media.

The Sun is reporting that the Gunners are trying to persuade Malcom to delay a move to Goodison Park while they negotiate with the Spanish club.

According to the same article, Arsenal manager Unai Emery has identified Malcom as an alternative to one of their top targets Wilfried Zaha this summer.

Despite Arsenal’s late interest, it is claimed that Everton are “confident” of sealing a deal for the Brazilian in the coming days.

The same story says that Emery has all but given up hope of Arsenal landing Zaha this summer after their £40m bid was rejected by Crystal Palace.

As has been reported elsewhere, Arsenal are thought to have a limited transfer budget this summer, and so they will try and seal a deal for Malcom with staggered payments, according to the article.

The 22-year-old attacking midfielder scored one goal and made two assists in 15 La Liga games for FC Barcelona last season, although he only started six of those.

Arsenal finished in fifth place in the Premier League and without a trophy last term in Emery’s first campaign in charge.

MORE: Latest Arsenal news and views

MORE: Football transfer rumours and gossip

Follow @thesportreview on Instagram

MORE:

MORE: The latest football transfer news

MORE: Meet the Premier League's most stylish footballers

MORE: Do you know the top Muslim footballers in the Premier League?

MORE: Man United latest news

MORE: Arsenal FC latest news

MORE: Chelsea FC latest news

MORE: Liverpool FC latest news

Gary Lineker
Gary Lineker makes Liverpool FC title claim after 2-1 win at Wolves
Gary Lineker
Gary Lineker makes Liverpool FC title claim after 2-1 win at Wolves
Rio Ferdinand
Rio Ferdinand urges Arsenal to make this key signing
Christian Pulisic
Christian Pulisic posts injury update for Chelsea FC fans
Paul Scholes
Paul Scholes tips Man United to sign 25-year-old
Hector Bellerin
Hector Bellerin: What Arsenal fans don’t know about Gabriel Martinelli
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Australian Open 2020
Roger Federer (Photo: Marianne Bevis)
Australian Open 2020: Williams, Osaka, Tsitsipas lose and Federer tested to limits in day of drama
Marcus Rashford
Marcus Rashford drops hint about Man United return on Twitter
Martin Keown
Martin Keown makes Man United prediction about Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sacking