Bordeaux Willing to Let Arsenal, Spurs and Inter Target Leave This Summer on Certain Conditions

Bordeaux talisman Malcom is edging closer to a move away from Ligue 1 this summer as Italian giants Inter prepare a unique loan offer for the Brazilian winger, according to reports.

The 21-year-old has been attracting interest from across Europe this season for his standout performances in France, with the likes of Arsenal and Tottenham said to be keeping tabs on the former Corinthians forward.


But it now appears that Inter will win the race for his signature. Bordeaux had been firm with their stance over Malcom’s future, but Les Girondins are now believed to be more open to allowing the Brazil Under-23 international to leave the club.

A report from Gianluca Di Marzio outlines how Bordeaux could be willing to let Malcom leave on loan this summer, with a view to making the deal permanent next year.

But a permanent €40m switch could be set in stone if Inter qualify for the Champions League next season, while the Nerazzurri will only have an option – as opposed to an obligation – to sign Malcom on a full time basis if they miss out on European football.

Malcom only moved to Europe in January 2016 after a €5m fee was agreed between Bordeaux and Corinthians. The 21-year-old has gone on to make 96 appearances for the club, scoring 23 goals and claiming 16 assists.

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Last season Malcom enjoyed the most fruitful campaign of his career so far, scoring 12 goals in Ligue 1. And he will be hoping to take his game to another level once again next season, especially if a move to Inter gets over the line.


Inter Turn Attentions to Barcelona Star as Ideal Candidate to Fill Problem Position in Defence

??Inter’s ongoing search for a high-profile right back signing this summer took a twist at the end of last month when they failed to activate their €35m option to sign loan star ?Joao Cancelo on a permanent basis.

That clause for the Portuguese full back expired at the end of May, and a report from ?Gazzetta dello Sport (via ?Football Espana) claims that the San Siro giants have now turned their attentions to ?Aleix Vidal as an alternative.

Vidal is a versatile and athletic wide player who is able to play both at right back and on the right-hand side of midfield. Since moving to the Camp Nou from Sevilla in 2015, the Spaniard has served largely as a utility player for ?Barcelona.

Unable to truly stake his claim in the Catalan side’s first team, and now aged 28, the opportunity of more regular action in Milan could provide an attractive exit route for the Spaniard.

Inter finished fourth in Serie A under Luciano Spalletti last season, meaning they will feature in next season’s Champions League, and therefore the move would enable Vidal to continue to ply his trade at the highest level, both domestically and in Europe.

A move to a club of the Nerazzurri’s stature which can offer more likely chances of regular first-team selection could be an ideal next step for Vidal. The Spaniard featured only six times for more than 45 minutes last season with Barcelona.

Vidal is apparently seen as a more ‘affordable’ option for Inter than the likes of Cancelo in their right back pursuit, meaning that the move could be of great benefit for all parties.

It is said that the Milanese side are happy that Vidal’s style adequately replicates the qualities of Cancelo, and therefore are willing to press ahead with the move.

Inter are apparently hoping to strike an initial one-year loan deal, with the future option to buy for €10m, though Barca would supposedly want €15m in any such agreement.


PL Clubs Handed Boost in Pursuit of Inter Midfielder as Player’s Agent Claims Future Is Uncertain

?Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur have been handed a boost in their pursuit of? Inter midfielder? Marcelo Brozovi?, after the player’s agent claimed that he is unsure whether the player will remain at the San Siro after the summer transfer window.

In an interview with Calcio Mercato, the Croatian international remained coy when questioned of the potential destination of his client, stating: 

Yes, I can confirm that several great clubs follow Marcelo and they are informed, but I can not name them, Marcelo considers Inter as a home of his own. He likes Milan and is preparing to play the Champions League, but whether or not he will remain dependent on Inter and the market”.

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tenacious box-to-box midfielder, Brozovi? could well be the spark of energy that Arsenal need to strengthen their midfield ahead of next season. The player is also rumoured to have a €50m release clause, which is likely to be of interest to a club known for their shrewd operation in the transfer market.

Brozovi? has spent four seasons with the San Siro sleeping giants, becoming an integral member of their side following his switch from Dinamo Zagreb in 2015. The tenacious midfielder is set to represent his country at the ?World Cup this summer, as Croatia take on Iceland, Argentina and Nigeria in what should be a fiercely fought group.

Arsenal missed out on qualifying for next season’s Champions League, following an underwhelming final campaign under the stewardship of Arsène Wenger. The lack of top level European competition could well put Brozovi? off joining the club, which would open the door to other potential suitors to chance their arm at luring in the midfielder with an offer.

However, new manager Unai Emery will be hopeful that he can attract new talents to the club with the promise of change, as Arsenal look to enter a bold new era under his watch. Gunners fans will be praying that their side can deliver the kind of clinical performances needed to challenge for the league title, after years of consistently coming up short.


In other news, reports have claimed that the ?Gunners have made a shock €20m offer for Chelsea forgotten man David Luiz. The Brazilian international publicly fell out with his manager Antonio Conte last season, causing him to be sidelined for much of the campaign. Arsenal are believed to be keen admirers of the 31-year-old, who is a fan’s favourite at Stamford Bridge.


Tottenham Star’s Agents Spotted Outside Headquarters of Italian Giants With Spurs Exit Nearing

?The agents of ?Tottenham’s Mousa Dembélé have been spotted at ?In?ter’s headquarters amid increasing speculation that the midfielder is interested in making a move to Serie A next season.

Dembélé is being tipped for an exit from the north London club this summer as Spurs look to cash in on the 30-year-old before he becomes available on a free transfer once his contract expires next year.

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Dembélé is understood to fear whether or not his body can hold up under another intense season in the Premier League, with a final decision over his future set to be made following the conclusion of his World Cup duties with Belgium.

With ?Juventus, ?Napoli and Inter all interested suitors, Dembélé’s representatives were reported to be making the rounds in Italy to listen to any offers this week. 

According to Sky Sports Italy, via ?Het Laatste Nieuws, agents Tom De Mul and Yaya Sharifi were pictured at Inter’s headquarters as they reportedly held discussions over Dembélé with the Serie A outfit – where further talks are reportedly planned with both Juventus and Napoli. 

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Spurs have reportedly set an asking price in the region of €30m for Dembélé, which could prove to be off putting for any one of the Italian clubs due to his age and recent injury record. 

The fee, however, is not an issue for a club in the Chinese Super League as ?earlier reports claimed the Premier League club had already accepted a £30m offer from an unnamed club in China, whom Spurs are hopeful of persuading Dembélé to join. 

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Although Tottenham are eager to finalise a deal, the midfielder’s agents are choosing to remain patient as they await any further offers before making a final decision.  


Inter Vice President Insists Striker is Happy in Milan and ‘Has No Problems’ Amid Exit Rumours

?Inter vice president Javier Zanetti is confident captain Mauro Icardi will remain at the club, insisting the Argentine striker is happy in Milan and doesn’t have any issues, despite the exit rumours swirling about him.

The forward was recently hit with the massive disappointment of being excluded from Argentina’s World Cup squad, albeit being the Serie A’s joint top scorer alongside Lazio’s Ciro Immobile last season (29 goals). And he has since been linked with a move away from the San Siro, with several clubs understood to be circling.

Zanetti, though, has declared that Icardi is an important part of the club’s future and both parties are happy with the other.

“I’m sorry that Icardi did not get to go to Russia because he deserved it. Mauro is happy in Milan and we are happy with him,” he told Mediaset Premium show ‘Tiki Taka’ (H/T ? 

“He is very important to our project, after all he is our captain. There are no problems, we want him to stay and he too is happy to stay in Milan.”

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While Icardi – who would imaginably be an important contributor where La Albiceleste‘s World Cup ambitions are concerned – hasn’t made the trip to Russia, the Inter vice president is feeling very hopeful over his country’s chances of emerging as outright winners.

“There is great expectation and enthusiasm for the national team,” he added. “We hope to get to the final, but I think it will be very difficult to win the World Cup but you never know. Everyone expects it to be Lionel Messi’s World Cup and he can win it, but it will be difficult because there are better equipped teams.”

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With the likes of Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero, Gonzalo Higuain and Paulo Dybala all part of the attack, the South American side could be considered favourites. Yet they have developed a reputation for flunking at the final hurdle and it will be interesting to see how they fare this time around.