Kostas Manolas claims he did not know Malcom’s name before the Brazilian forward rejected Roma for Barcelona.
Roma face Barca in the International Champions Cup on Wednesday morning, just three months after they stunned the Catalans to reach the Champions League semi-finals, courtesy of a Manolas winner.
More recently, however, the two clubs were involved in a transfer tug-of-war for Malcom, which saw the attacker initially agree to leave Bordeaux for the Giallorossi, only to end up joining the Blaugrana.
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