Malcom of Barcelona sparks up transfer battle between Arsenal and Everton

Malcom of Barcelona sparks up transfer battle between Arsenal and Everton

- Malcom of Barcelona might end up joining Arsenal ahead of Everton this summer

- The striker seems to be surplus to requirement at the Camp Nou since he failed to impress in his first year at the club

- The Gunners want him in case they fail to succeed with Wilfried Zaha's deal this transfer window

Arsenal are reportedly planning to beat fellow Premier League club Everton to the signing of £31.5 million rated Barcelona winger Malcom this summer.

The Brazil forward joined the Catalans from Ligue 1 outfit Bordeaux in a €41 million in the summer of 2018.

He however scored four goals and two assists in all competitions after his first season at the Camp Nou.

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According to Daily Mail, the Toffees are now plotting a summer move for the out of favour forward after missing out in the January transfer window.

Though, reports from the player's camp insists he is willing to remain at the club and fight for his spot in Ernesto Valverde's first team having started just six La Liga games last campaign.

Daily Mail further reported that Gunners boss Unai Emery has named the Brazilian as a possible target should they fail to land Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha.

The Spanish born tactician seems to have given up hope on a chance to sign the Ivorian after his £40 million bid was rejected by the Eagles.

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Everton have completed the signing of two players this summer - with goalkeeper Jonas Lossl arriving on a free transfer from Huddersfield while midfielder Andre Gomes joining from Barcelona.

The Toffees kick off their Premier League season with a visit to the Selhurst Pard on August 10.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Mesut Ozil could go on loan to Fenerbache from Arsenal this summer, Sky Sports News' Kaveh Solhekol has revealed.

The former German international struggled to hit top form last season under new manager Unai Emery, starting just 20 Premier League matches.

Those number of matches were the fewest in his career since the 2007/08 season when he was in the Bundesliga.

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