NEWS
Monday July 30 2018
Manolas: Didn’t know Malcom’s name

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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Saturday July 28 2018
Roma look at Bailey, Neres?

Roma are reportedly targeting Bayer Leverkusen’s Jamaican winger Leon Bailey after their failed bid for Malcom.

The 20-year-old has seemingly emerged as Giallorossi sporting director Monchi’s prime target after the disappointment of missing out on the Brazilian winger to Barcelona.

According to both Gazzetta dello Sport and Corriere dello Sport, the Stadio Olimpico club have asked the Bundesliga club to name their asking price for the player.

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Wednesday July 25 2018
EDF: ‘Not bitter about Malcom’

Roma Coach Eusebio Di Francesco is “not bitter” about Malcom’s last-minute switch to Barcelona.

Bordeaux had accepted a bid for the winger, and he was due to fly out to Italy on Monday night, ahead of a medical on Tuesday.

However, the Catalan side came in with an offer at the 11th hour and refused to let the Brazilian board the plane, and ultimately he decided to sign for Barça.

“You’d have to ask Monchi about it,” Di Francesco shrugged, speaking to Sky.

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NEWS
Wednesday July 25 2018
‘Malcom signed nothing’

Mundo Deportivo claims Roma sporting director Monchi’s failure to have Malcom sign a pre-contract allowed Barcelona to hijack the deal late on.

It appeared all but certain that the Brazilian winger would join the Giallorossi from Bordeaux, with a fee agreed and the French club even announcing the 21-year-old’s departure to the Italian capital.

However, an eleventh hour bid from the Catalan giants ended with Malcom dramatically deciding to move to Spain rather than the Stadio Olimpico.

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Tuesday July 24 2018
‘Roma already over Malcom failure’

Eusebio Di Francesco has made it clear that Roma are already over missing out on Malcom. “There are lots of other players available.”

Roma were pipped to the chase by Barcelona at the 11th hour for Malcom, but Di Francesco asserted he ‘didn’t care’ about not signing the former Bordeaux forward, seemingly giving credence to speculation that his club have lined up alternatives.

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Tuesday July 24 2018
Roma consider Malcom legal action

Roma sporting director Monchi says the club are ‘considering legal action’ after Malcom chose to join Barcelona.

Roma appeared to have Malcom all wrapped up, with the former Bordeaux attacker due in the Italian capital on Monday evening to complete his transfer, but he ultimately signed for Barca after they came calling at the last moment.

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Tuesday July 24 2018
Official: Barca sign Malcom

Barcelona have officially beaten Roma to the signing of attacker Malcom from Bordeaux.

A statement on Barca’s official website confirms the club have agreed a deal worth €41m plus €1m for Malcom.

Furthermore, he will arrive in Catalonia on Tuesday evening, undergo his medical the following morning and then put pen to paper on a five-year contract.

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NEWS
Tuesday July 24 2018
Malcom heading to Barcelona?

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.

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BLOG ITALIA
Tuesday July 24 2018
Is Malcom the man for Roma?

With Roma’s move for Malcom up in the air, Tom Scholes looks at the player the Giallorossi would be getting - or missing out on.

Last night it appeared that Malcom’s move from Bordeaux to Roma was done. Both clubs announced that a medical had been scheduled, and Giallorossi fans flocked to the airport to welcome the Brazilian.

Only he never landed. The Ligue 1 side denied him permission to fly to Italy, with rumours Barcelona are looking to hijack the deal. Do Roma risk missing out on a great deal? Or could they be dodging a bullet with the youngster?

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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.

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