Arsenal will have a 'hard time' signing Malcom, say Bordeaux

Comments()
AFP
While the Brazilian has been closely linked with a move to the Emirates, his current club insist there has been no official approach for his services

Reports Arsenal have agreed a deal to sign Malcom are "hot air" and they will have a "hard time" trying to purchase the Brazilian, according to Bordeaux president Stephane Martin.

It has been claimed Arsenal have agreed a €50million move for Brazilian forward Malcom, who signed a four-year renewal in September and has scored seven goals in Ligue 1 this season.

The Gunners are believed to be keen to bolster their attacking options with Alexis Sanchez seemingly set to depart this month or when his contract expires at the end of the campaign.

Malcom E1

Martin says Bordeaux have not had any contact with Arsenal about Malcom and he does not anticipate an agreement being reached in the transfer window.

Article continues below

"Things are clear with his agents. He has not had his contract extended this summer just to give him away this winter," Martin told L'Equipe.

"We haven't had any discussions with Arsenal. From our point of view, it's all hot air.

"They can always try, but they will have a hard time taking him from us."

Next article:
Emery likes causing 'friction' with his players after decision to drop Ozil
Next article:
Central Coast Mariners 2 Melbourne City 1: Late Simon winner ends 10-match losing streak
Next article:
Mariners shock City to snare first win of the season
Next article:
Juventus vs Milan: TV channel, live stream, squad news & preview
Next article:
FA Cup 2018-19: Draw, fixtures, results & guide to each round
Close