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Tottenham eye deal for Bordeaux winger Malcom - sources

Tottenham eye deal for Bordeaux winger Malcom - sources
From ESPN - January 19, 2018

LONDON -- Tottenham are interested in signing Bordeaux's Brazilian winger Malcom, sources have told ESPN FC.

The 20-year-old's representatives have held talks with both Spurs and their north London rivals Arsenal this month but the Gunners are no longer interested in a deal, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Borussia Dortmund and Manchester United's Henrikh Mkhitaryan now both targets to replace the departing Alexis Sanchez.

A source close to Spurs told ESPN FC that the club remain unlikely to add players to the squad this month but Malcolm could sign in January and join in the summer, leaving him free to help Bordeaux's Ligue 1 relegation battle for the remainder of the season.

"Maybe we need to sign players in January and bring them in six months before," Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino said in December. "If not, we are going to compete in the same period as City, [Manchester] United, Liverpool and Chelsea -- and we are going to struggle to bring in the players we want."

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