Arsenal, Liverpool, Man Utd on alert as Barca prepare to ditch €180m star

Oli Fisher
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Barcelona are ready to offer an Arsenal and Liverpool linked winger in order to land a Chelsea star, according to a report.

Earlier in the week, Mundo Deportivo reported that Barca forward Malcom – who has a €180million release clause – had asked to leave in January because of his lack of first-team action.

Barcelona successfully beat Roma to the uncapped Brazilian in the summer with Barca forking out £36million for the forward.

Malcom though has seen very little action under Ernesto Valverde since arriving at the Nou Camp – in fact he has managed just 25 minutes in total.

Arsenal, Tottenham, Liverpool and Fulham were also linked with an ambitious bid for the 21-year-old in the summer.

However, Spanish outlet La Sexta now claim that Barcelona are once again keen on signing Willian from Chelsea and could offer Malcolm as part of a swap deal.

The 30-year-old was reportedly a €75m target for Barcelona and Manchester United this summer, with the Catalan giants having multiple bids rejected.

Ernesto Valverde though still keen on signing Willian, and may offer up Malcom to try and convince Maurizio Sarri to sell.


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