Bayern Munich had arranged a meeting with the representatives of Tottenham target Malcom, according to reports in Germany, but it didn’t happen.
Spurs emerged as favourites to sign Malcom from Ligue 1 side Bordeaux in January, and there are suggestions a deal could still happen this summer.
The Brazilian has emerged as one of the best players in France this season, leading to reported interest from a number of clubs across Europe – Bayern Munich are the latest of those clubs.
According to German publication Bild, Malcom’s representatives had been set to meet Bayern officials “a few weeks ago” to agree a provisional five-year deal. However, that meeting apparently never happened.
There are question marks over whether Tottenham are indeed still interest in the 20-year-old following the signing of Lucas Moura from Paris Saint-Germain in January.
Spurs have also been linked with Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha. I can’t see the club moving for both Zaha and Malcom, so a decision may have to be made about which target is the priority.