Spurs pull out of Malcom chase

Tottenham Hotspur have pulled out of the race to sign Bordeaux winger Malcom as the asking price starts to spiral out of control.

The winger has been linked with a move to the North London club in recent weeks, with Manchester United also thought to be interested in signing the Brazilian. Reports had suggested that the United and Spurs were interested in making a £30m move, despite Bordeaux being unwilling to sell until the summer.

Spurs’ North London rivals Arsenal have now joined the race to sign the 20-year-old as a potential replacement for Alexis Sanchez, who is the subject of a transfer tug of war between Manchester rivals United and City.

Arsene Wenger yesterday denied that the Gunners had made a move for the Brazilian, but also didn’t rule one out in the future.

Now, the Daily Mail claim that with the asking price now up to £45m, Spurs have dropped their interest in the player, and are set to focus their attentions on other targets.

Malcom made the move to Ligue 1 in January 2016 after 51 appearances for Corinthians in two years.

This season he has been one of the most impressive performers in France this season, scoring seven goals and providing four assists in 20 appearances for Bordeaux.


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