Barcelona demand £60m from Arsenal to sign Malcom on permanent basis

Barcelona demand £60m from Arsenal to sign Malcom on permanent basis

- Barcelona are demanding £60m from Arsenal to sign Malcom in the summer

- Arsenal attempted signing the 24-year-old Brazilian back in January

- Malcom joined Barcelona from Bordeaux last summer in a deal worth about £35m

Barcelona are demanding £60m from Arsenal if they nurse any hope of signing Brazilian winger Malcom at the end of the season.

The UK Sun citing Marca suggests that the La Liga leaders are ready to offload Malcom after just one season at the Nou Camp.

Malcom, who moved to Barcelona ahead of Roma cost the Spanish side about £35m last summer, has played only eight games in La Liga without any goal.

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And Barcelona are eager to offload the Brazilian for the right price as they prepare to offer about a £100 million for Atletico Madrid forward.

Arsenal are still be eager to land Malcom after plotting a loan move for the Brazilian in January.

Gunners’ boss Unai Emery decided to move for his club mate Denis Suarez due to Barca’s asking fee.

Tottenham also made effort to sign the forward during the winter window but could not meet Barcelona’s price tag.

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However, it remains to be seen if any of the north London clubs, who are linked with Malcom will meet Barcelona’s £60m tag for a permanent deal.

Earlier, reported Barcelona are ready to offload French centre-back Samuel Umtiti.

According to, the summer World Cup winner, who was linked with a switch to Manchester United and other clubs in the English topflight is likely to be sold in the region of €70m (£60m/$79m) to €90m (£77m/$101m).

The former from Lyon defender moved to the Catalan giants in 2016 and was looking forward to stay long at the Nou Camp as a long-term solution to Barca’s central defence. ( -> We have updated to serve you better

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