Liverpool and Tottenham’s hopes of signing Malcom from Bordeaux have suffered a blow as Inter Milan have put together a loan-to-buy package for the wideman, according to Sky Italia, via TalkSPORT.
The report claims that the Italian giants have put together a bid of £7m up front as a loan fee and £27m later on after the season is over – £35m in total – to bring the winger to Italy.
They say that Inter do not have the funds to buy Malcom outright at the moment but they hope to fend off competition from the English duo with their latest offering.
Although the rapid nature of Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool attack looks like a good fit for Malcom’s style, he would be very clearly a backup at Anfield.
He would not offer a genuine alternative in the same way that he would in North London, where he and Lucas could be used as impact subs and move ahead of Erik Lamela in the pecking order.