Malcom expected to arrive in Barcelona today
Bordeaux star had been on verge of sealing Roma switch
Malcom had been due to fly to Italy yesterday to clinch a 36m-euro transfer to Roma, who had announced a deal with Bordeaux earlier in the day. Indeed, fans of the Serie A club had already gathered at Ciampino Airport to await his arrival.
Malcom's head turned by Barcelona interest
However, Barcelona are understood to have stepped in with an 11th-hour bid for the 21-year-old - and, in the wake of the Blaugrana's late move, the player's heart is now said to be set on going to the Camp Nou
Malcom, a left-footer who tends to operate on the right flank, has been one of the sensations of Ligue 1 in recent seasons, scoring 23 goals in 93 appearances for Bordeaux. He is now expected to join Barça's pre-season US tour of the United States, which begins today, in the coming days.