Monday July 23 2018
Barca hijack Roma’s Malcom bid?

In a surprise late twist, Barcelona could hijack Roma’s bid for Malcom after Bordeaux denied him permission to fly to Italy.

Malcom was due to land in Rome on Monday evening ahead of a medical with the Giallorossi the following morning, the club having agreed a reported €36m deal for the attacker.

However, Sky Sport Italia claims Les Girondins did not authorise his flight to the Italian capital as Barca came in with a higher offer.

The broadcaster assures Lupi are trying to ‘unblock the situation’ but warns ‘it’s not easy’, given the Catalans are now ‘heavily involved’ in negotiations with the Ligue 1 side.