Manchester United open talks with Brazilian Malcom

Date published: Tuesday 26th December 2017 11:37

Manchester United have opened talks with Bordeaux about a move for Brazilian attacker Malcom.

Jose Mourinho was reported last week to hold a serious interest in the wide forward, who only joined Bordeaux from Brazilian club Corinthians in January 2016.

The Daily Mail report that United are looking at a deal that would see them pay £33m for Malcom in January, but immediately loan him back to Bordeaux for the rest of the season.

The Brazilian would then join the club permanently next summer, thus avoiding a potential scrum of clubs lining up to sign him at that point.

Bordeaux are said to want £50m for a 20-year-old who has seven goals this season, but that seems fanciful.

Still, with no release clause and Bordeaux having no reason to sell on the cheap, he won’t come cheap.

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