Chelsea have held talks with the representatives of Bordeaux star Malcom over a summer transfer, though they face competition from Liverpool according to reports in France.
The Brazilian youngster is one of the hottest talents in Europe after a stellar campaign in which he scored 12 goals and laid on a further seven assists in 35 Ligue 1 appearances.
But Malcom once again looks set to be part of a transfer tug-of-war, with French newspaper Sud-Ouest reporting that his entourage travelled to England to discuss a move.
Malcoms agent Fernando Garcia – who played a key role in his move from Corinthians to Bordeaux too – is driving the prospective move and met with Chelsea bosses in London.
Bordeaux will demand a fee of €50million (£44m) for Malcom and Chelsea are still working on transfers despite their current managerial situation.
The club are looking to replace Antonio Conte but have struggled to agree a fee with Napoli for first choice Maurizio Sarri, leaving them in limbo.
Garcia also subsequently spoke to Liverpool, who are still looking for a Philippe Coutinho replacement, though neither meeting has yet resulted in a concrete transfer off.
Italian giants Inter Milan, who will be playing Champions League football next season unlike Chelsea, have also shown interest in Malcom and held informal talks.
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