Roma are contenders to sign Barcelona wantaway and reported Tottenham target Malcom having already opened talks over winger, according to the Sun.
Earlier this week, reports suggested Spurs are keen on Malcom, who was apparently recently offered to Chelsea as part of a swap deal for Willian.
Now, the Sun claims Roma are threatening Tottenham’s pursuit of the Brazilian, who is said to be the subject of talks between the Serie A club and Barcelona.
It is believed Roma want to take Malcom on loan for the rest of the season, and with Spurs yet to make their move, the Italians are favourites to get a deal done.
Tottenham are short in attack with Harry Kane sidelined because of an ankle injury and Son Heung-min away with South Korea at the Asian Cup.
However, Pochettino would probably prefer a centre-forward over a winger – Malcom is more effective out wide than through the middle.
A pay-as-you-play deal for ex-Manchester United striker Giuseppe Rossi has been mooted in the Italian media, but it strikes us as a little unrealistic.