Bayern leave way clear for Liverpool, Man Utd, Arsenal to sign €60m ace

Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has denied reports the German champions will sign Malcom in the summer.

Malcom, 21, has been linked with Man Utd, Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham, but Bayern were rumoured to have been very keen on a transfer for the Bordeaux star.

Sport Bild even reported last month that the Brazilian had provisionally agreed terms on a five-year deal with Bayerm, but Rummenigge has ended that talk.

“That is a red herring that has landed on a Munich lake,” Rummenigge told Kicker.

Malcom has scored eight goals and added six assists in 27 Ligue 1 appearances this season and has been learning English, but he  recently admitted that a move to the German champions would be a “dream.”

In January Bordeaux manager Jocelyn Gourvennec revealed the player’s head had been turned by all the attention.

“I can’t deny that he’s being followed by a lot of people. With Malcom, I go from day-to-day,” said  Gourvennec of the €60million-rated star.

“He’s committed. He’s a bit, like he was in the summer. I wouldn’t say he has been disturbed by it, that’s a bit strong, he’s not disturbed, but he is asking questions.

“He’s asking himself what’s the best thing for him, for his future. That’s logical. If he’s asking questions and he still manages to make assists or score goals, it’ll be fine.”

United apparently scouted Malcom in Bordeaux’s 1-1 draw with Marseille, according to La Provence, while Goal reported around Christmas that the player was very much liked by Jose Mourinho.

Wenger claimed in January “there is nothing concrete” regarding Arsenal’s interest in the player, while Gourvennec recently suggested it would be hard to stop Malcom moving to Anfield if Jurgen Klopp was serious about him

“If Liverpool want you to work for them tomorrow, you’d go. I’m a coach, I’d like to be able to count on Malcom, Malcom has to help us,” added Gourvennec.

Meanwhile,  Rummenigge revealed that contracts talks with Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben are set for next month.

“We have agreed with both of them that we will talk again at the start of April – that’s not so long away,” added Rummenigge.