Inter Milan are now reportedly in the box seat to sign Bordeaux’s Brazilian star Malcolm.
Tottenham, Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester United have all been linked with the 21-year-old.
Spurs were understood to have reignited their interest in the £43million-rated forward, according to Football.London, but they will have to move quickly because Inter are ready to move.
Sky Italia claim the San Siro club are set to make a loan offer for Malcom – offering £7m to sign Malcom for the year, before paying a further payment of £28m to make the move permanent next summer.
Inter were understood to be chasing a permanent move for the player, but financial issues mean they cannot now fund a permanent deal upfront.
Calciomercato claimed over the weekend that Bordeaux were happy to let the Brazilian leave on a temporary basis with a view to a permanent deal and that Inter are open to the proposal.
Malcom has become one of the most sought after young attackers in European football, scoring 12 goals and providing seven assists in 35 games last season.