Barcelona demand £54m from Arsenal for Malcom as Brazil winger targets Camp Nou exit

first_imgBarcelona demand £54m from Arsenal for Malcom as Brazil winger targets Camp Nou exit Advertisement Advertisement Malcom is wanted by Arsenal this summer (Getty Images)Malcom has asked to leave Barcelona but the Spanish champions are demanding €60 million (£54.2m) from Arsenal to sign the winger, according to reports in Spain.Barcelona signed Malcom for an initial £36.5m fee from Bordeaux last summer.But the Brazilian was unable to secure a regular role in the team and made just 15 appearances in La Liga in his debut season at Camp Nou.According to Catalunya Radio, Malcom has now told Barcelona, via his agent, that he wants to leave the club this summer in order to get more playing time.ADVERTISEMENT Comment Barcelona are demanding £54m for Malcom (Getty Images)The report also claims that Arsenal have registered their interest but Barcelona are holding out for a €60m (£54.2m) transfer fee.AdvertisementAdvertisementArsenal, however, are restricted this summer with a budget of around £45m and are hoping to sign Malcom on a season-long loan with an option to buy.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityBut Barcelona are looking to bolster their own funds after spending €120m (£107m) on signing Antoine Griezmann last week as they still hold out hope of re-signing Neymar from Paris Saint-Germain this summer.Arsenal, meanwhile, are also hoping to secure a season-long loan deal for Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 17 Jul 2019 12:17 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy linklast_img

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