Malcom & Arsenal – the situation

“I cannot see Malcom leaving us,” Bordeaux manager Jocelyn Gourvennec said recently.

“Malcom will not be leaving this month,” Bordeaux owner Nicolas de Tavernost told today’s L’Équipe.

“There is nothing new,” Bordeaux President Stéphane Martin told Sud-Ouest yesterday.

These quotes all despite the fact that the press continues to whip up a frenzy regarding Malcom’s possible transfer to Arsenal in recent days.

The player’s agents were in London last week before joining up with Malcom in Troyes after Bordeaux’s Ligue 1 win on Saturday.

Malcom then went to Paris, officially to celebrate a birthday, despite the fact that Bordeaux have a very important Ligue 1 match tomorrow against Caen.

Bordeaux representatives remain firm with their position: no club has made a concrete approach for Malcom. President Martin has repeated that the situation is not evolving at that the Brazilian will remain at Bordeaux until the end of the season.

A deal whereby an agreement is reached this month for Malcom to join a top European club followed by him being loaned back to Bordeaux for the rest of the season is something that the Ligue 1 side are interested in. With Sanchez’s departure imminent from Arsenal, one can expect the Premier League outfit to make a bid before the end of the month, but several German sides are also tempted by Malcom’s situation.


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