Malcom: Arsenal, Everton & Dortmund All Linked as Barcelona Look to Sell Attacker

​Barcelona winger Malcom is understood to be surplus to requirements at the Catalan club with Premier League duo Arsenal and Everton keen as well as Bundesliga runners-up Dortmund. 

After a difficult first season at Camp Nou and following the arrival of striker Antoine Griezmann (and the potential re-arrival of Neymar), it is thought that Malcom would play an even less prominent role for Barça in 2019/20. 

Malcom aired his desire for more game time at the end of last season, noting that he would be willing to move clubs to ensure that his needs are met. 


A report from ​Mundo Deportivo claims that the Catalan side value Malcom at around €50m, as they look to raise funds for a possible Neymar move, despite paying just over €40m to sign the star from Bordeaux a year ago. 

It is thought that both ​Everton and German side ​Borussia Dortmund are willing to match ​Barcelona's evaluation of the winger, although the former's first choice wing target ​appears to be £60m-rated Wilfried Zaha.

The article also suggests that ​Arsenal could be in for the player but most ​reports claim that the Gunners have reached an agreement for Lille winger Nicolas Pepe, making a move for Malcom too very unlikely. 

It is also thought that Napoli have expressed interested in the Brazilian after running into difficulty in their pursuit of Bayern Munich's J​ames Rodriguez. 


As the English transfer market closes in just under two weeks time on the 8 August, sides such as Everton and Arsenal will have to move with speed to ensure that a deal can be wrapped up before its too late. 

If a deal cannot be met before then, other European teams have until 2 September to strike an agreement with Barcelona. 

In his debut season for the Spanish side, Malcom made just 24 appearances where he scored only four goals. 

Source : 90min