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Man United set sights on Bordeaux's Malcom; Chelsea to swoop for Wilfried Zaha

Man United set sights on Bordeaux's Malcom; Chelsea to swoop for Wilfried Zaha
From ESPN - December 17, 2017

With the calendar soon turning over to the new year, the gossip ahead of the January transfer window is heating up. Transfer Talk brings you all the latest rumours.

Manchester United mull major move for Malcom

Earlier this year, Liverpool were linked with Bordeaux forward Malcom, but the Sun says Manchester United are now at the front of the queue, despite the French club's determination to keep their star.

It reports that Jose Mourinho "is lining up a 30 million swoop" for the Brazil Under-23 international, as he looks to add more wide options to his squad.

With Mourinho "set to be handed a whopping 80m kitty in January," Malcom is a key target, with the 20-year-old's ability to fill a variety of attacking roles a major attraction.

The Sun says his arrival would mean the United manager could use Anthony Martial or Marcus Rashford centrally, rather than deploying them on the left.

But the Mail suggests he will need to be patient, reporting that Bordeaux "would be open to selling Malcom if their valuation can be met but may be unwilling to negotiate until the summer."

Meanwhile, the Mirrorreports that United "have been given the green light to make a January move for Alex Sandro."

Chelsea had a big-money bid turned down by Juventus in the summer, but United "are now in the running, and Juve are considering cutting their losses and selling Sandro after his alarming drop in form this season."

The Mirror adds that Mourinho is ready to sell Matteo Darmian, who is intriguing to Galatasaray, "and that will clear the way to sign a new left-back," with Tottenham's Danny Rose also linked.

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