Manchester United Close In On Brazilian Starlet Signing

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Manchester United are in talks with Bordeaux over 20-year-old Brazilian starlet Malcom, according to a Daily Mail report.

The Bordeaux striker also attracted Arsenal’s attention but Jose Mourinho stole a march on the Gunners and United are in pole position to make the deal happen. The Mail claims that the club is honouring its’ promise to the player that he could leave next summer.

While the two clubs are poles apart on the fee – Bordeaux want £50m while United value the youngster at £33m – it’s claimed that the Premier League giants already agreed to loan Malcom back to Girondins for the remainder of the season.

Capped by Brazil at junior levels – 15 times at Under-20 and twice at Under-23 – Malcom began his career at Corinthians where he made 73 appearances, scoring 10 goals. He moved to Bordeaux in 2015 and has since made 76 appearances for the French club.

Reportedly, Jose Mourinho is convinced that the youngster will be as much of a success in English football as compatriot Gabriel Jesus has been for Manchester City.

With the ‘noisy neighbours’ romping away in race for the Premier League title, Mourinho convinced the United board to drop their demand that he sells players before adding to his squad.