Barcelona appear set to sign Bordeaux forward Malcom from under the noses of Roma in a €41m deal.
The French club had already announced that a deal had been struck with the Giallorossi for the sale of the 21-year-old Brazilian.
However, the Spanish champions made an audacious late bid last night to hijack the deal.
And according to transfer expert Gianluca Di Marzio, the Blaugrana have succeeded following talks with the player’s entourage.
Malcom is now said to be on his way to the Catalan giants to complete a medical.
Roma, who are also set to complete the signing of goalkeeper Robin Olsen from FC Copenhagen, are thought to have been angered over the reversal of a deal that already appeared to have been done.