Paris Saint-Germain have reportedly joined Arsenal in the race for the Barcelona misfit Malcom as they look to replace the outgoing Neymar
The PSG superstar has made it clear he wants to break up with the French outfit and return to La Liga where he made a name for himself.
The talks between Neymar and the Blaugrana are well underway, with the 27-year-old fighting tooth and nail to force his way back to the Camp Nou.
Meanwhile, the Parisians seem to have already reconciled with the loss of their headline performer and are now looking to find a suitable replacement.
Globo Esporte say that PSG are interested in Malcom as part of the deal which would allow Neymar to go back to Barcelona.— Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) July 5, 2019
Does anyone think Neymar will actually end up at Barca this summer? pic.twitter.com/ezTG1Hu10U
According to the British publication, Metro, the reigning Ligue 1 holders have set their sights on Barca outcast Malcom, who may be tempted to leave Catalonia following an underwhelming season.
Although he signed a five-year contract with the Catalans last summer when he arrived from Bordeaux, the 22-year-old has struggled to impose himself to Ernesto Valverde, registering just 24 top-flight outings for Barcelona the last term.
Unai Emery holds a long-standing interest in the left-footed forward, but La Liga giants are reluctant to let him leave on loan, as Valverde prefers to sell the Brazilian outright.
The Spanish side look to recoup the most of £36m they’ve splashed out to secure his services, and PSG’s willingness to match Barca’s demands may result in Malcom’s move to Paris.Moreover, Barcelona may include the former Corinthians man as a counterpart in a deal to bring Neymar back to the club, which also threatens to leave the Gunners empty-handed.