Four Premier League clubs could make their move after Brazilian winger Malcom confirmed he will be leaving Bordeaux this summer.
Malcom was a leading target for both Arsenal and Tottenham in the winter, but neither were able to complete a deal.
But none were able to prise the £40million-rated winger from Bordeaux, who are fighting against Ligue Un relegation.
Malcom admitted that he wanted to leave the club in the winter, but now says he has a guarantee that he will be allowed to leave in the next transfer window.
“Yes, there was a promise that I will be negotiating in June,” Malcom told Brazilian outlet UOL. “I will choose the team, and Bordeaux will let me go.
“I already said that I would have liked to leave this winter to meet new challenges.
“But I must also remember that Bordeaux helped me a lot.
“I gave my word to Bordeaux that I will continue [with the club] to be able to have more time to choose my future club.
“These next three or four months will make a big difference.”