Arsenal set for Malcom talks as Gunners rival Spurs for Brazilian

Bordeaux's Brazilian forward Malcom runs with the ball during the French L1 football match between Bordeaux (FCGB) and Montpellier (MHSC) on December 20, 2
Image: Bordeaux's Brazilian forward Malcom is highly-coveted by other clubs

Arsenal have scheduled a meeting with Bordeaux to discuss a potential deal for Brazilian forward Malcom, Sky in Italy are reporting.

The 20-year-old, who is also wanted by arch-rivals Tottenham this month, has emerged as an option to potentially replace Alexis Sanchez should he leave for Manchester City either this month, or in the summer.

French club Bordeaux are believed to value Malcom at over £40m, and he is also reportedly of interest to Bayern Munich and Manchester United.

HAMILTON, NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 14: Malcom of Brazil celebrates after winning the FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015 quarter final match between Brazil and
Image: Malcom shone for Brazil at the FIFA U20 World Cup in 2015

Malcom posted on social media last week that he was learning English, suggesting he was preparing himself for a move across the channel.

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He is a left-footed attacker who can play anywhere behind a centre-forward and could be a replacement for Sanchez, whose future at Arsenal remains shrouded in doubt.

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Image: Malcom could be a replacement for Alexis Sanchez, whose future is in doubt

Sky in Italy reported earlier this week that City, who are yet to make an offer this month, have a financial package ready for the Chile star should he join on a Bosman free transfer when his Gunners contract expires in the summer.

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger reiterated his desire to keep Sanchez this week after he was left out of the starting XI for the goalless draw with Chelsea in the Carabao Cup semi-final first-leg, and defended the player's attitude.

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