Bayern Munich manager Jupp Heynckes has revealed Bayern Munich aren’t interested in Tottenham target Malcom.
Spurs emerged as favourites to sign Malcom in the January transfer window but a move failed to materialise. Arsenal are also believed to be interested in the Bordeaux winger.
A fee of around £40 million was touted in January, which is perhaps what put Tottenham off in the end. They were eventually able to sign Lucas Moura from Paris-Saint Germain for £25 million on deadline day instead.
Malcom ended up staying at Bordeaux, but the player himself claims a summer exit is inevitable. And after Heynckes confirmed Bayern had scouted the 21-year-old, the German giants were seemingly set to lead the chase.
However, Heynckes has now denied Bayern are interested in signing Malcom.
“I have never seen him play, therefore I am not able give an opinion on him,” the Bayern boss told reporters (via the Evening Standard).
“But I don’t think there is interest here. He always gets put into the shopping window but nobody really goes after him.”
That could give Spurs and Arsenal a free run at Malcom if they are indeed the only clubs keen to sign him. His next destination may depend on the north London clubs’ participation in the Champions League.
At the moment, Tottenham are in a better position to qualify for Europe’s elite competition. But the Gunners could secure a Champions League place by winning the Europa League.